Category Archives: Volunteering

Summertime- and the Living Ain’t Always So Easy

Today when I logged on to Facebook, I was greeted by a status reading:

Want a cheap and easy way to do a good deed today? Buy some cold water and share it with people who can’t get indoors — those living or spending the day on the streets, at the parks, or in the alleys behind our houses and offices. Thanks to Sam Lehman for this great idea!

But seriously, how amazing is this idea? It is so simple, but could make such a difference in someone’s life. This summer has been a scorcher, especially here in Washington, DC (heat index of 116 degrees F RIGHT NOW!?). All of us lucky enough to be relaxing in our air-conditioned apartments, browsing the web (reading my blog, of course) need to be careful in this heat, but don’t have too much to worry about. But think about all those people in the world who do not have a cool place to take shelter, or no access to drinking water. Do a good deed and if you see one of those people, buy them a bottle of water.

I challenge all of you reading this to go out and buy a pack of water bottles and hand them out!

Also, please spread the word! The more people who hear this idea, the more people we can help in the streets. I would like to give a special thanks to my friend, Sam Lehman who sparked this all with a Facebook status. Check out his blog, Hungry Sam for more food thoughts.

(Photo credit: Urban Canteen)

God’s Love We Deliver

Today I started volunteering for an organization called God’s Love We Deliver ( http://www.godslovewedeliver.org/ ). It’s a really great organization that makes meals and delivers them to people with HIV/AIDS, cancer, MS, and other terminal illnesses. I am working as a van assistant, which means I go around with a driver and actually deliver the meals to the homes. Other volunteer opportunities include working in the kitchen (which is what I was originally interested in but all the spots are full). I think God’s Love We Deliver is so wonderful because it brings the joy of healthy and yummy meals to people who really need them. I highly encourage everyone to check it out and see if there are any opportunities for you to help out!

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