Serving my community is a huge part of who I am as a person. I love to give back to my community and help people around the world. I am involved in various service activities that impact my local and global community. Church and my youth group are a huge part of my life. They teach me how I should act towards others and, most importantly, teach me how to give back. I participate in several service activities throughout the year. The most meaningful ones to me include raising money for hungry children through World Vision, going on mission trips around the country to help people who are less fortunate, and being a PEER buddy in my own community.
My favorite of the community service projects I participate in is the 30 Hour …show more content…
With the money we help raise, World Vision sends vaccines, clean water, and food to villages that are in need of health supplies. During our famine, we fast for 30 hours to get a small taste of what hungry people around the world feel like when they have no means of getting food. This service has really opened up my eyes to the poverty that happens not only to the children in Asia or Africa, but people in my own community.
Another service activity that is very meaningful to me has been participating in mission trips where I can directly help people around America. I have traveled to Bennettsville, South Carolina for the past three years on mission trips and absolutely love it. In Bennettsville I have worked on many different work sites. The most meaningful experience for me was when we helped the Williams family rebuild their kitchen. The Williams family has eight family members, 6 adults and 2 young children, living in a small house which caught on fire and completely destroyed the kitchen in their home. Because they did not have any money to repair the home, they lived with no kitchen or appliances for six months before we arrived. They had to cook in a toaster oven or on a small charcoal grill and