“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”
True words from a very clever man, Douglas Adams illustrates the importance of one’s actions and how they are valued above material and monetary possession.
Through this class and with the promise of extra credit I was granted the opportunity to help out those who need it. I was invited to assist and contribute to the assembly of care packages to be given to needy veterans. These people who have fought and risked their lives for our country receive very little support from our government after leaving the military. I was able to bring things from my house that I had no need for, such as unused soups, packaged snacks, and baked goods to be donated towards these fine people in need of just a little assistance. I brought my contribution and worked alongside my fellow classmates to stuff individual bags filled with food to be given to veterans at a later event.
I find volunteering opportunities to be a good practice for moral compassion. I believe it is important to provide better opportunities for those who are at a disadvantage in their life as Volunteering means that you work and provide without the expectation of receiving something in return. In this unrewarding world it is important to help others merely for the satisfaction of knowing that you contributed to something greater than yourself.
I would recommend finding volunteer opportunities as participating and providing assistance will strengthen your local community. It will also give you the satisfaction of knowing that you took the time out of your life to think about others for a change and provided aide to those who truly needed it.