by Emma Bowadt (Club President), Jack Buettner (Vice President), and Grace Pell (Secretary/Treasurer) of Mt. View HS Interact Club
With this school year being a bit different due to Covid-19, our club was able to donate $250 to American Red Cross. Through Rotary, we had a connection to Nadine McCrindle, the Executive Director of Red Cross in Central and Eastern Oregon. Since the wildfires that have spread up and down the west coast, Red Cross has done so much all over and even in local areas to help people evacuating and even losing their homes. At the first in-person Rotarian meeting, we got the opportunity to hand over the check and have Nadine talk to the club about her hard and important work at Red Cross. As a high school group, we also have plans to volunteer our time at Red Cross and help in as many other ways that we can.
We’re Mountain View High School Interact Club. A nationwide club that puts service over self to volunteer and bring kindness to the community. Here at Mountain View, we are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bend that helps us donate time and money to local causes and programs. Over the years we have spent countless hours volunteering at Senior Citizen Homes, helped at the Daddy-Daughter dance three years in a row, and supported those in need. At school, we’ve hosted multiple coat drives and donated cans and clothing. We try to get as many students involved as possible as our club has an open door policy and have fun meetings during lunch time.