Rays of Hope helps the community, attracts Interact’s participation

Aspen Wallace, Photo Editor/ Staff Writer

Rays of Hope is a uniquely positive program that helps aid the community.

Interact was drawn to Rays of Hope because of their important impact on the community. Before Christmas the group took Greenwood elementary students to the Rays of Hope center and worked with the children there.

The program was started on Jan. 16, 2003, and is funded by Hospice. They help by, “implementing hope back into families,” senior Crosby Cobb said.

Their main purpose is to help those who have experienced a tragic event or struggle with grief. They impact these families by teaching them how to deal with their grief every day and leaves them with “a sense of something bigger than themselves” and that “support is readily available” when they need it, Cobb said.