Community Service

Topics: God, Switchfoot, The Opportunity Pages: 2 (538 words) Published: September 30, 2008
This year I participated in many community service projects; projects such as singing for various organizations with my chorus class also volunteering at Buffalo’s chicken wing festival. The project, which I enjoyed most though, was volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and helping rebuild a home.

The house which Fisher Price employees and I helped rebuild was located in South buffalo. The organization Habitat for humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. That seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. While helping rebuild this house I worked with an employee from Fisher Price named Nancy and we had to run wire for the outlets and for the smoke alarms from the top floor to the basement. Then I had to load some 2x4s in to a van so they could bring them to another work site. After that I went outside and tore up some stumps with Jim Bishop another employee from Fisher Price. Finally after a quick lunch I headed to the basement where I helped shovel coal into potato sacks to be removed and recycled.

I chose to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity because my sister recommended it to me who had volunteered for them for her work just a couple before. My sister told me that it was an experience, which I would never forget, and I didn’t. Even though I only worked there for a day unlike my sister who had volunteered for a week it felt like the best feeling in world knowing that I was helping a family get shelter for themselves and have a new start in a new home. This feeling made me realize that even the littlest things can help someone else and we can always be doing little things throughout the day and our lives to help those in need or not as fortunate as ourselves. This feeling also helped my relationship with God it drew me closer to him and gave me a better understanding of my mission as a man for others and my following God’s order to go and love...
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