April 10, 2014 the United Way of East Central Iowa recognized outstanding youth, adult, senior, group and business community volunteers at their annual volunteer breakfast. Metro student Saige Collins-Wright was a finalist in the youth category. More information and a video of the event is at the United Way of East Central Iowa website.
From the United Way website:
“Saige Collins-Wright In March 2013, Saige traveled on a week-long service trip to volunteer at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Saige helped build and deliver bunk beds and outhouses to the people, as well as other construction-based projects to make the lives of the Lakota a little easier. Additionally, Saige organized a donation drive for Pine Ridge and managed to raise over $300 to assist with rising propane costs, as well as mailed out three boxes of winter coats and gear. She is a tremendous advocate for Native American issues, and countless lives have been touched through her donation efforts. At school, Saige is a regular volunteer in the childcare center. She volunteers after school so that students with children can participate in after school activities. It is an invaluable volunteer effort to the school.”