When I signed up to volunteer at Veteran’s village I honestly didn’t know what to expect. My friend Kayanna and I decided to make fruit skewers for the dinner, upon our arrival happiness overcame me to simply see how much my fellow students and I did to help prepare food for the veterans. During the dinner, I help the veterans make their plates to take home and simply described what I made in addition to hearing about some of their stories of their lives and valuable life lessons. my favorite memory from the night of the dinner would be one of the veterans thanking me and my fellow students for our charitable donation to them and how blessed we feel to have people who genuinely cared enough to take time out their day to spend time with him and other veterans.
Growing up my parents always instilled in me to have respect from others no matter what their background is anf where they’re from in addition to if you believe in something and our passionate about it you should do everything in your power to make others aware about it. this helped me to be so open and vulnerable and willing tolisten their stories and experiences which made them the people that they are today. Volunteering at veterans vintage was an extreme humbling experience that I will remember for the rest of my life, and taught me to instill the same core values that my parents did in me into my children.
If you see someone in need or someone that's struggling why wouldn't you want to do everything in your power to help that person? by simply volunteering by making dinner these people are so grateful in-kind to see that people genuinely care for their well-being and that in itself is gratifying and fulfilling. I urge all my fellow students to volunteer in to be open to the experience and I guarantee afterwards your heart well be running over with happiness knowing that you contributed to someone else's happine