Northwest Christian School Benefits from Volunteer Service

June 01, 2009 | Alice Kirkman

Volunteers formed a crucial foundation in building the new Northwest Christian School campus in Puyallup, Wash.

To help manage construction costs, the building committee evaluated where volunteers could best help. With a prioritized list in hand, the building committee recruited volunteers from across western Washington.

Auburn City members contributed time and expertise in landscaping on several occasions. Volunteers from the Russian-Ukrainian Parousia Church set tile throughout the school.

Ken Reed, Puyallup Church member, led teams of interior and exterior painters. A group of Washington Conference teachers built fences, installed siding and cleaned up the construction site. The landscape architect provided an alternate landscape plan to save the school over $100,000 and still meet city requirements.

Other volunteers and groups—including conference staff, pastors and community members—volunteered hundreds of hours working on Sundays for more than five months to complete the new campus.

"Together, a very big job was accomplished, demonstrating brotherly love and speaking volumes to the ties that bind us together in Jesus Christ," says Kieth Noll, Puyallup pastor.

Puyallup Church and Northwest Christian School leaders greatly appreciate the hundreds of volunteers who helped create a lovely new school where many generations of students will have the opportunity to be blessed.