Evansville students organize Walk for the Poor to coordinate with papal visit

Evansville students organize Walk for the Poor to coordinate with papal visit

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Around the Tri-State, many people are following the pope's historic visit.

Students at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Evansville wanted to do something to coordinate with his arrival.

So they organized a Walk for the Poor.

Students walked to nine stations that highlighted the pope, as well as populations that may experience poverty, like refugees, veterans, and the disabled.

Going forward, students will be able to give to others in need through school service projects.

"By us doing this, donating to the poor, I think it really helps the message that the pope is trying to spread," said Sam Schultz, an 8th grader at Good Shepherd.  "Because he's trying to spread the message of us helping the poor and like showing that they're not any different than us. So by doing this, it really helps them and us."

For the first service project, students will collect items for veterans through the American Red Cross Totes of Hope program.

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