FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — It’s kind of a unique way to play bingo, but about 100 new students at Bethel University are spending the day at the fair, playing the game, with a mission.
The students wanted to “do good” so they asked the Salvation Army what they could do.READ MORE: Police: Teenager Shot Multiple Times Following Argument In Brooklyn Park; No Arrests Made Yet
Spokesperson Annette Bauer says they came up with the plan to make a game, out of doing good.
“So they’re going to try to fill their bingo cards by doing things like offering someone a bottle of water, or picking up trash, or helping someone with a stroller, maneuver around,” Bauer said.READ MORE: 'The Most Consequential Case In Modern Minnesota History': Derek Chauvin To Be Sentenced Friday For The Murder Of George Floyd
Bauer says the kids will be wearing Salvation Army T-shirts, to help identify the themselves.
She said it’s a way to pay it forward, and show that young people are willing to pitch in to help.
“You know, we are always thinking they are so engrossed in their own thing. They are about themselves. This shows they want to do something. They just need to be given some ideas. And we thought this was perfect for the Bethel students,” she said.MORE NEWS: Police Respond To Overnight Unrest In Uptown
Bauer said this is the first year they’ve held the “Do Good” bingo game.