Bellarmine College Preparatory students, faculty, and staff gathered for an assembly held October 14, during which they heard from Doc Hendley, founder and president; and David Cuthbert, CEO; of Wine to Water (www.winetowater.org), a nonprofit organization committed to supporting life and dignity for all through the power of clean water.
After school that day, more than 400 students returned to the Patrick Wayne Valley Memorial Gymnasium on campus to assemble 850 filters that will enable people in Nepal and other countries to have access to clean water. Each filter serves a family for up to 10 years and can clean hundreds of gallons a day.
“It was a very powerful day,” noted Chris Meyercord, Bellarmine president. “The boys were motivated by the speakers, and they heard such great lessons – about Doc’s resilience growing up; about the importance of discernment; about finding our gifts and talents and putting them at the service of others; about expanding our worldview and seeing beyond our preconceived notions; about making a difference in the life of the person right in front of you.”
This unique experience was another example of how Bellarmine provides opportunities for students to use their talents and gifts for the benefit of others, and to grow in character as members of a global community.