Firewall Centers held its Fifth Annual Serve-A-Thon on Saturday, April 28th, where over 500 Firewall students, their mentors and volunteers engaged in seven service projects throughout Broward County and learned the value of giving back.
Firewall Plantation, Western and Blanche Ely High students visited three elderly care centers through Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida. While there, Firewall students played games and read with the residents, taught them how to better use their phones and cleaned the facilities.
Firewall Indian Ridge Middle and North Side Elementary students beautified North Side Elementary by restoring the outside areas, painting and laying sod in the courtyard. City Church in Fort Lauderdale volunteers also served with the students and donated supplies
Firewall Bair Middle School students prepared 21,145 meals for hungry families with Feeding South Florida. Firewall Crystal Middle students fed the homeless, packaged meals and distributed clothes with Hope South Florida.
Firewall Pompano Beach Middle and Lauderhill 6-12 students served at Snyder Park by mulching trails, removing invasive species, painting picnic benches, and decorating “Lending Libraries” for children who do not have access to borrowing books.
Events sponsors included Guy Brickman of State Farm, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Centennial Bank, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Steel Fabricators.