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Sacrificing for Others

During this Lenten season, we sacrifice more than chocolate. We also sacrifice our money to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. The money we raise from Mission Week is going toward Syrian refugees in Lebanon for basic necessities.

“It is important to give back to the community,” as Junior Rhys Slavik explains. She also goes on to say “Who will help if we don’t?”

During study halls, many students are making postcards and friendship bracelets to show their love and support.

Not many people know how hard it is for these Syrian refugees, who had to leave their homes in such a hurry that they left left just about everything behind. The threat of being bombed increases by the minute and nobody knows when the next one will come.

However, Refuges aren’t in any hurry to get back home. For them, there is no home to go to. All that is left is sand.

Sophomore Clara Jones says, “Mission Week is really fun and I love to see how everyone is so willing to give. We always raise so much money.”

Mercy has been collecting money from all over the place including parishes across the city and even our own piggy banks. One way we give to this good cause is by buying reusable water bottles and baked goods.

Senior Jenna Bies says “The mission is always one of my favorite traditions here at Mercy. It really brings the community together.”

Just a reminder, you don’t have to attend Mercy High to give–ANYONE CAN!

Joan McKenna
Swimmer.
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