Mt. Vernon High School received the biggest overhaul with approximately 150 people dedicated to beautifying the school, both inside and outside. The vast majority of volunteers pulled weeds, dead trees and bushes, operated bulldozers to carry mulch, planted plants and spread the mulch. Approximately 20 people devoted their time to enhance the inside of the building by cleaning entrances, theatre floors, the cafeteria and other areas. It was a full team effort with children and people of all ages volunteering their valuable time and resources to help the community schools.
Kevin Harvey oversaw this service day with team leaders at each of the locations. Harvey stated, “One Day to Go is reflective of the DNA of the church, to reach out and make a difference in our community. We want to be a good neighbor to local places that have needs we can help with.” The schools were identified as a fundamental community partner in need due to recent financial challenges forcing the exterior maintenance to not be a priority.
In the October MVCSC board meeting, church leaders including Harvey were awarded a certificate by the school board as a genuine token of appreciation. Mt. Vernon High School principal Bernie Campbell states, “The outpouring of resources, labor, and care from Outlook Christian Church showed us the best of our citizens in this community. They truly are a community partner.” The MVCSC community is truly grateful for their efforts.
Harvey says Outlook Christian Church intends to continue their “One Day to Go” campaign in coming years. They view the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation as an important partner in their community and as needs arise may be considered for future service efforts.