Students help Eagle’s Wings

Published 5:23 am Sunday, November 14, 2010

Contributing Editor

Sam Fulmer, warehouse manager for Eagle’s Wings, had his special group of workers hard at it inside and outside Eagle’s Wings on Saturday.
The workers didn’t mind. After all, they volunteered to do the work. The workers, members of Washington High School’s Key Club, spent about three hours Saturday sweeping the warehouse floor, washing plastic storage bins, stocking shelves and filling boxes with food for distribution to Eagle’s Wings clients.
Eagle’s Wings is a food pantry based in Washington. It fed more than 1,168 different families — 3,300 people — in 2009, according to Eagle’s Wings officials.
“What can we do next?” asked Kevin Chavez after he and fellow Key Club members David McIver and Charon Spencer completed their assignment of washing the plastic storage bins outside the warehouse.
Fulmer had them join the other Key Club members inside the warehouse, where shelves were being restocked and cases of food, mostly canned goods, were being moved to storage areas.
“These are good workers,” said Fulmer, who supervised the teenage crew.
There is no doubt that Eagle’s Wings benefits from such volunteer work, but the teenage workers also benefit by doing something to help others less fortunate than themselves, Fulmer said.