FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Many students and teachers have been missing the sense of community they get while at school since the start of the stay-at-home order.
“They have come forward with wanting to do service,” said Lillian Anderson, Concordia Lutheran High School Teacher. “While we aren’t at school it has been very hard to connect with the students. So it's been kind of a bonding experience because every couple of days I’ll come down and see my friends.”
Anderson is the organizer of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America group at Concordia Lutheran.
Anderson says the students in the group identified grocery store employees as people they could help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“They wanted a service project all spring and finally after the distance learning started we thought to make masks,” Anderson said. “We had a goal of making 100 masks for the employees at Kroger.”
The FCCLA exceeded its goal of 100 masks, providing almost 250 masks for Kroger employees.
“It’s something to do when you are sitting at home,” said Taylor Horn, FCCLA President. “I know a lot of Kroger workers have to have masks, so this is something to help out the community.”
The FCCLA plans to help Fort Wayne’s homeless population next by providing masks.
Anderson says the group has already committed to providing 20 masks to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission next week.