Two months ago, KING 5 mailed a letter of invitation to over 130 schools in Western Washington.
We invited them to participate in our annual Summer Hunger Challenge, a campaign that not only raises meals and awareness about the summer hunger gap for school age children, it also offers students an opportunity to show kindness and compassion to one another.
Mountain View was the very first to respond.
I was so excited to receive the call from Michele Dyche, a Library Assistant at the school and an advisor for their Friends of Rachel club. "We're in and we want to be one of your host schools!" are the words I remember hearing. That might not be an exact quote, but the message was received loud and clear. So I was equally excited the day I was able to call her and tell her the good news: KING 5 is coming to Mountain View.
Today I visited with Matthew Campbell from Northwest Harvest. We were there simply to get a feel for the campus and make decisions about where our live trucks and food collection will take place on June 1. We left with a renewed sense of excitement for the project and inspired by the commitment Mountain View has made to the spirit of Rachel Scott.
Signs, banners and paper chained lined virutually every hallway. The centerpiece is something they call the MMS Dream Tree. Take a look at the photos attached and see for yourself some of the inspiring messages students have written. These are kids committed to making their school, community and world a better place and I am thrilled to be working with them.
Just a few weeks to go to before the Summer Hunger Challenge officially kicks off!
I look forward to seeing what students from Mountain View and their community are able to accomplish in that time. Their spirit is something worth tuning in for.
See you then!