Volunteers needed in Opp

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 19, 2018

There’s a desperate need for volunteers as the F.A.I.T.H. Summer Program in Opp kicks off.

Davy Lindsey, the director of the program, said that they need anyone who is willing to spend time with kids.

“This program was really designed for the betterment of the community,” Lindsey said.

“It’s to help nourish them through academics. We need any volunteers who are willing to talk to the children,” he said.

Lindsey also said that volunteers could be people who are successful or people who have had many difficulties.

“It can be someone who’s successful or those that have fell out the wayside, to teach them what not to do,” he said.

“I’m thankful for any support we can get, truly. We just want people to come out and see and experience what the children are doing.”

Especially parents, Lindsey said.

“It’s important to see how your children interact with others. Parents can learn by what they see and will know what to put in their life to help them.”

The program currently has 16 volunteers and 63 students, kindergarten age to high school.

The F.A.I.T.H. Program is held Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hardin Street Community Center.