[SeMissourian.com] Fair ~ 76°F  
River stage: 25.65 ft. Falling
Friday, July 25, 2014

Editorial: Hope Seeds

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Recently, about 140 students at Cape Christian School filled 2,000 packets of okra seed to be sent to Haiti. The effort was connected to Hope Seeds, a not-for-profit organization that produces plant seeds that are sent to areas lacking agricultural resources.

The school was connected to the organization through its music teacher, Diane Wicker. Wicker's brother, Mike Mueller, owns a greenhouse in Bertrand, Mo., and serves as executive director of Hope Seeds.

In addition to packing seeds, the students harvested almost 20 pounds of okra and raised more than $525 through a Pennies War.

We commend the students and adult organizers for their involvement. We're reminded, particularly during the Christmas season, of our blessings. Many others around the world live with far less.

The seeds packed will be a help to those struggling. But there was a secondary benefit to this project. The students learned a lesson in giving, a principle we hope sticks with these young people for years to come.


Fact Check
See inaccurate information in this story?


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration. If you already have an account on seMissourian.com or semoball.com, enter your username and password below. Otherwise, click here to register.

Username:

Password:  (Forgot your password?)

Your comments:
Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic.