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Tishomingo Students Participate in the Hour of Code Week
January 18, 2017
FCA Officers Deliver Donations from Belmont Middle Students
January 10, 2016
Belmont Middle School students recently found themselves actively involved in the true giving spirit of Christmas. In mid-December the officers of the middle school Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) delivered several boxes of miscellaneous food and personal hygiene items that had been donated by the middle school students during the month of November. These donations were given to the NICU waiting room of the Women’s Hospital in Tupelo, to be used by parents of babies who must stay in the NICU for an extended period of time. The Wee Care room offers these parents access to snacks and microwavable meals to help offset the expenses of their hospital stay and also has personal items available for those who usually find themselves at the NICU due to an unplanned, emergency situation.
The FCA officers also delivered a monetary donation to help supply tents and sleeping bags to the homeless in the Tupelo area. FCA sponsor, Eva Kirk, learned of this need through the son of a college friend. Trey Underwood, son of Belmont native, James Underwood, is a third-grade student who became aware of this need for the homeless in Tupelo and wanted to do something about it. His mom shared about his decision to purchase tents with his own money and invited others to join in his effort. Mrs. Kirk informed the FCA officers about the idea, and they immediately determined to help. Students donated their change and dollars during the final week of school before Christmas break in response to the need for warmth and protection for people who live in a tent city, and in just three days, Belmont Middle School students had given $166. When they delivered the money, the officers learned about more needs that the homeless have and discussed ways they can continue to support this cause.
(top left) Belmont Middle School FCA officers deliver donated items to the NICU’s Wee Care Room at Women’s Hospital of Tupelo. Pictured are club sponsor, Eva Kirk, with the officers and two of the NICU nurses.
(top right) BMS students examine the available items in the Wee Care Room of the NICU at Women’s Hospital in Tupelo.
(bottom) Belmont Middle School FCA officers deliver money to Trey Underwood, a third-grade student at TCPS, for the purchase of tents and warm sleeping bags for homeless people in the Tupelo area.