- Posted October 16, 2013 by
Montana Valley Rally
“Things get done and teenagers get a better reputation by doing good things for others” he said.
The organizations are always left in awe by the hard work and dedication of these young teens. Renee Monday, the housing organizer for the youth rally and the mom of a current involved teenager, was asked what her thoughts were when being around the young adults.
“The kids are very involved and very engaged. They have a lot of fun doing what they’re doing and accomplish more than most places thought they would” she said.
Only good things can be said about these young workers. Positive attitudes and a determined mind make for a long day of doing good deeds and helping out people in need. Kaleb Monday, one of the volunteers, was asked how he benefitted the most from things to help out the community.
“It makes me feel good that I got to help others and it also looks good on college resumes” he said.
Just a few of the organizations served: Family Services, Head Start, the Food Bank, Montana Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army. Some of the projects done are package food, fold and sort laundry, clean and put down a new ground cover for a new play-set.
These wonderful service projects started when the youth rally was held in another town. Before the teens left, they would do service projects. When the youth rally was moved, the teens wanted to keep the tradition and somehow work service projects into a weekend of fun, worship and service. These teens give up their afternoons playing games to do something good to help the community.
“They have good hearts and want to help,” said Kaleb.
There is an eagerness to do good works and help those in need. The teenagers often run out of work to do because the benefitting organization had not expected the teens to work so hard. As many people can see, it is very easy to see the light of Christ shine through these teens who are more than happy to serve. They do it with an eager heart to help.
“Helping others teaches the kids character. This type of experience has always been positive and rewarding,” said Renee.
Serving together in a group can impact your experience.
“I like building new relationships and bonding with the people I am working with” said Lair.
The community has been blessed with a group of teens throughout the state who come and help out in any way they possibly can.