Atoms Red Cross gives back

The Atoms Red Cross poses with Ronald in front of the Ronald McDonald House in Fairfax at their recent service event.

The Atoms Red Cross visited the local Ronald McDonald House in Fairfax on Nov. 8 to make breakfast for families with relatives  at neighboring INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

“It’s a Red Cross tradition that we do every year. The event is fun and we know we’re benefitting others,” junior Annie Pham said. “We were able to help feed families who are hospitalized and can’t afford a daily living and those who have children being treated with cancer.”

This is a perfect example of what volunteer work should be about. Nowadays, AHS students complete community service hours for the single purpose of satisfying Government or MYP Project requirements. Many students are not passionate at what they’re doing for the community and only focus on collecting more hours to add

to their blank service logs. Instead of walking around school to collect trash or grade papers, the Atoms Red Cross actually took the initiative to go out and give back to their community. Here is a slideshow of their efforts.