Campbellsville—Four Campbellsville University freshmen combined the money leftover on their meal plans to donate 24 pizzas to families in need this Christmas season.
Bailey Nall, member at Rineyville Baptist Church, Katy Carmichael of Sand Spring Baptist, Madison Malone of Highview Baptist and Sara Basham used their unused meal plan money which totaled $365 to buy the pizzas. The girls academic coach, Marcus Rodgers, put them in contact with Green River Ministries, a homeless shelter located in Campbellsville, that partners with other agencies to help provide services to the community, to distribute the food.
Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen got involved and delivered some of the pizzas to families in neighborhoods around Campbellsville while others gave pizza to the homeless and those in other areas of the town.
Some of the families had young children, and Allen said it was heartwarming to see how excited the children were to have hot food to eat.
“The girls have definitely earned the star on their crown. This was such an unselfish act of kindness,” Allen said.
All four of the students were “joyful and excited for the opportunity to donate the food,” Rodgers said, adding they felt honored to be in a position to help.
This kind of generosity was “very impressive for freshmen to have,” he continued.
“The girls were eager to give and seemed to understand the reason for giving, and that is because God has blessed us so much, and it is our job as believers to share that with others. The young ladies took an opportunity at hand and decided to bless other people. That is what servant leadership is all about,” Rodgers added. (CU)