SELMA – Selma High’s varsity girls basketball team volunteered Feb. 12 to help sort food and clothing at Fresno’s Poverello House, a nonprofit that provides health care, meals, shelter and social services to people who are homeless.

Coach Paul Romig said the team donates time in the community each year and uses the opportunity to teach lessons he hopes lasts a lifetime for the players.

“When we do this two things are emphasized,” Romig said. “First, we should never be afraid to ask for help. We all need assistance as some time in our lives. And second, you have not lived the perfect day until you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

The team spent time at the Poverello House warehouse sorting and dividing donated clothes, organizing and boxing canned foods and preparing snack packs to be handed out to the homeless.

“It created a tremendous amount of pride and helps us all realize how rewarding it is to give to others. It’s the best day of our season.”