Immanuel Lutheran students fill flood buckets

SAGINAW COUNTY (WJRT) - (11/06/18) - Students at a Saginaw County Lutheran school got a lesson in loving their neighbor on Tuesday.

Donations from Immanuel Lutheran School in Frankentrost and St. Luke Lutheran in Harrison allowed the students to fill flood buckets.

"By the grace of God we've had donations of money and supplies, and we've purchased a lot and we're able to pack 250 flood buckets today," said Jennie Smith, a teacher and admissions counselor at Immanuel Lutheran.

They are filled with necessary cleaning supplies for a person who experiences a disaster, such as a hurricane or flood.

"Cleaner and paper towels and sponges," said Sadie Johnson, one of the fourth grade students filling the buckets.

Once they're sealed up they'll go to the Lutheran Emergency Response Team through the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Smith said this is a lesson you can't learn in a textbook.

"Does get them to think outside of the classroom, and think outside of our small little community here," Smith said. "One of the big things we try to do at Immanuel is develop student leaders, and through that develop a heart of service. I mean that's what God calls us to do."

Kindergarten through eighth grade students were part of the effort.

"If feels like you're really helping out someone, even though you're not going to be able to meet them," said Sydney Nicklyn, a fifth grade student.

"It's just the feeling of, that we get to help people," Johnson said.

The buckets will be stored in Sebewaing and be handed out wherever they are needed.

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