By WAYNE ALLEN
PDT Staff Writer
Out of the desire to help others, members of the SkillsUSA team at Scioto County Career Technical Center traveled to West Liberty, Ky., on Saturday to help with disaster relief.
West Liberty was one of the most heavily damaged towns among an outbreak of tornadoes to hit Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio on March 2.
“We are going to be helping with cooking at the Index Community Christian Church, the students will be helping to sort clothes and the picking up of rubble,” said Lynda Spittle, Skills USA Chapter adviser and cosmetology instructor at Scioto County Career Technical Center.
Spittle said members of the team came to her about a week ago with the idea of going to West Liberty to help.
“If things go well we may go back in two weeks. Through this trip we are hopeful the students will learn the importance of community service and helping others,” Spittle said.
According to Spittle, Skills USA is a national organization and student-parent-teacher-industry partnership to expand leadership, knowledge and skills for preparing to have careers in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations.
For cosmetology student Linsey Meadows, the decision to go on the trip was easy.
“I think it’s important for people who lost everything to have help. It’s always important to have someone help you in your time of need,” she said.
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