I was surprised and disappointed that the Bellevue Reporter failed to report on the 13th annual Jubilee Service Day that took place on Saturday, Aug. 26. Over 3,000 volunteers from 49 churches in our community came together to help public school teachers prepare for the upcoming academic year. Nineteen schools and 380 classrooms across Bellevue benefited from this day of service. Volunteers also visited 29 homes in our community to assist with much-needed repairs and improvements.
May the Bellevue Reporter resist the temptation to become like some media outlets that are quick to report on any issue or event that divides Americans, but are slow to report on the myriad ways people unite in service to others. As we have seen in stories pouring out of the Houston area, the American spirit is alive and well. Let us not be remiss in reporting it.