VOLUNTEERS PAINT PICTURE OF SERVICE
A team of Trinity volunteers
packed up paint brushes and rollers and headed for Chicago's West Side
Christian School Wednesday, July 14, to help paint its new building.
President Steven Timmermans
and his wife, Barb, were among the staff and faculty from the College who
spent their day working on the classrooms, halls, and gymnasium. Trinity
encourages its employees to volunteer up to 40 hours of service time each
year to a ministry, charity, or non-profit organization.
"Our service policy is designed
specifically for opportunities like this one," Timmermans said. "West Side
needs help finishing their building, and it's the appropriate gesture for
us to assist them in achieving that goal."
on the building began in the summer of 2003 and is scheduled to be ready
by September 1 when classes resume at West Side. The school has received
volunteer assistance from numerous individuals and organizations, some
coming from as far as Montana, Georgia, and Alabama. Jeralyn Harris, an
administrator and eighth-grade teacher, is pleased to get the additional
"We have volunteers come
everyday, anywhere from one person to 20 people," said Harris, whose son,
Stephan Grandison, is a sophomore at the College. "Our students, parents,
and staff have been involved in doing some of the work. I am confident
that God will give us what we need to begin the new academic year in our
"I really appreciate the
input and support we've gotten from Trinity. We've formed a solid relationship
that I hope will continue to get stronger."
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