Youth from the Alternative Services Program at Mesabi Academy in Minnesota have been hard at work helping out in the community.
One group pitched in at the Buhl Public Library, where they moved furniture and books in preparation for new carpet installation then got the library organized after the installation. The library volunteers were very thankful for our help and invited the youth to the library’s open house.
Other youth have ben working at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Virginia. The store manager, Vic, has been very supportive, as he has worked with troubled youth and adults from the community and understands the need for them to work in a positive environment. Mesabi youth recently helped open a new section of the store that had previously been used for storage. They cleaned, sorted through boxes of donations and installed shelving. They also helped display new items for sale, unload trucks and decorate for the holidays.
We look forward to continuing to serve our community.