Trail Life Troop AL-0254 in Vestavia Hills will gather November 3, 2018 to pack, seal, and box 10,000 nutritious and easy-to-prepare meals they will distribute to the hungry, locally and in Haiti. It is part of a fundraiser meant to help the troop of kindergarten through fifth graders and those who need it most. “In Trail Life, we tie everything we do back to Scripture, and that includes fundraising,” said Brad Barnett, who serves as the troop’s Ranger. “The question we asked wasn’t, ‘How can we raise money?’ It was, ‘How can we raise money and be the hands and feet of Jesus?’ So, instead of selling junk food, we’re following Jesus’ command to feed the hungry.”
Members of the troop, called Trailmen, are asking their friends and family for donations. They hope to raise enough money to maintain the troop, purchase equipment, and offer need-based scholarships. Individuals can donate by texting “Briarwood” to 71777.
Trail Life USA is a Christian outdoor adventure, leadership, and character development ministry for boys aged 5-18 with more than 38,000 members in more than 750 troops in 48 states. Troop 254 was founded in 1961 and has been affiliated with Trail Life since 2014. Learn more on the troop’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/TLAL254.