Kindness Month kicks off with free meals for first responders

Trevilians fire and rescue workers Charles Smith, Nick Ludwig and Terrance Jordan visited the parking lot by The Jungle today to enjoy a free lunch, courtesy of Louisa County Public Schools.

Louisa County Public Schools launched its annual Kindness Month activities today by offering free meals to firefighters and emergency response personnel, who were invited to come to the parking lot adjacent to the high school football field to choose lunch offerings from food truck vendors.

Each week this month, students and staff will honor a different group of "first responders." It's a part of a month-long initiative, #LouisaLEADS: Our Community Comes First. Next week, the schools will honor nurses and health care workers. Later in the month they will salute law enforcement officers and educators.  
On Thursday this week, Trevilians Elementary School students will visit career staff and volunteers at Trevilians Volunteer Fire Department (Company Six). On Friday, Louisa County Middle School students will travel to Louisa Volunteer Fire Department (Company One). 
"We're trying to get the whole community involved," said Doug Straley, superintendent of schools. "In a world that seems to become a little more divisive each day, our students are learning how to do things in a way that's respectful."


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