Thursday, April 6, 2017

March Madness

March has been a bittersweet month. My time in New Orleans is coming to an end very quickly. The program has sped by and it is going to be hard to say bye to this wonderful city as well as all of the friends I have made. This month I have expanded my service experience to working to help feed the homeless and assist with city clean up. Trash is always a nuisance in any city and always finds a way to ruin animal life as well as city life. It is an overlooked aspect of community outreach. Having recently learned about the damaging effects of human waste on the planet, I was really motivated to become involved in this type of service this month. The homeless population is a community that I have always been involved with since I was an undergraduate in California. My involvement includes providing basic healthcare to simply raising awareness of the various types of disparities this community suffers from. It was a blessing to have been able to provide service to the homeless population in New Orleans. The humility these people have is inspiring. I hope to reach and maintain their level of humility in my own life. I have learned many lessons from individuals I was able to connect with in the past and the individuals that gave me the chance to talk to them. I am truly grateful to have met to such amazing people in New Orleans and will cherish these memories forever.

Hours: 12 Hours

Total Hours: 22

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