Ascension Students Share God’s Love With Neighbors

​Hurricane Laura struck Louisiana on August 27th, 2020, at 1 AM. “Laura was the strongest hurricane to strike Southwest Louisiana since records began in 1851,” according to With winds peaking 150mph and landfall in the Lake Charles area, our westerly neighbors sustained the most damage and were most in need of assistance.

Committed to their community, Ascension’s middle school Student Council and advisory students saw a need and sprang into action. From September 8 - 11, during morning carline, students collected household cleaning supplies and non-perishable food products in little red wagons. The United Way of Acadiana then distributed the contributions to those most in need.

Additionally, students empathized with South Cameron High School students whose school sustained damage from Hurricane Laura. As servant leaders sharing God’s love, middle school advisory groups collected school, hygiene, and cleaning supplies to offer their neighbors hope and a fresh start.
Advisory coordinator Heather Gros commented, “It is our hope to work together through the Lead4Change process to practice leadership skills and project-based learning while serving South Cameron High School in any way(s) we can.”

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