A-Team Spring Update
Earlier this year, I wrote about the Action Team’s work with the 100th anniversary celebration at Union Station. The A-Team has stayed incredibly busy, and when I read their latest update I was so impressed with the wide diversity of projects they have tackled this year. They have completed over 850 hours of service this year and are on track to meet their goal of 1000 hours in the community. Let’s travel around KC with the Action Team and check out this active group of Actives.
- At the Bayou Bash in February, A-Team members helped with this fundraiser for the Horizon Academy at Starlight Theater. This school in Roeland Park serves students with learning disabilities helping them to become lifelong learners.
- A-Team also lent a hand at the CCVI Food Fight bringing in the best chefs in Kansas City and the opening of the newest Ronald McDonald House by supporting the Pull a Plane challenge on April 18.
- The group is helping with Junior Achievement’s Bowl-a-Thons all over Kansas City and gearing up for a perennial favorite, Heartstrings in Bloom, later in April with emcee Jack Harry.
- Action Team Step-Up Chair Samara Nash was most excited to tell me about volunteering with the Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity women’s build with 80% or more of the building done by women. Samara says, “This build started in January and the home is scheduled for completion in the days leading up to Mother’s Day. The goal of this build is to have the home completed for Mother’s Day so the mom and her young daughter can receive the best mother’s day gift – a safe roof over their head.”
Current JLKCMO members – if you are looking for an out-of-league placement for 2015-2016, strongly consider A-Team. It’s active, always exciting and flexible for a busy schedule. Remember to have your placement in Digital Cheetah by May 1, 2015.