Tornado volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Tornado volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team performed many acts of community service throughout the fall. The Tornado took a day off of soccer and school to dedicate some of their time to helping the local Bristol community.

Making visits at local elementary schools and cleaning up trash around the King University campus were just a few of the projects the women's soccer team completed. Their largest project of the fall occurred on October 19 when they teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and spent the day working on a house in Bristol.

The team spent the day working on fixing up the house for the owners. Doing tasks such as fixing the roof and cleaning up weeds around the outside of the home were things that the girls worked on. The entire team took part in this day of service. The girls had a chance to enjoy spending time together while partnering with a global organization to perform a beneficial deed to the community.

The experience was not only helpful for the home owners, but is one that the members of the team can take with them and remember as they progress through their lives.

"Doing community service together as a team is so important because it corresponds directly with our school's mission statement which focuses on preparing students to excel as thoughtful, resourceful, and responsible citizens with a passion for serving God, the Church, and the world," head women's soccer coach Leah Presley said.