I volunteered at Lenoir Memorial Hospital the Summer of 2015. I received about 58 hours of community service. Ms. Ann Durusky is the Director of Volunteer Services at the hospital. Volunteering at the hospital entails admitting and discharging patients from their rooms, escorting patients or guests to where they need to be, delivering emails, flowers, and gift baskets. At first, I was sent with the lead volunteer of our group and a partner, until I was able to remember what procedures to take in different situations. Finally I was capable of going alone and even being the leader of our group. As the leader, I answered the phone and gave the patient 's room number, name, and what was needed. It was a wonderful experience because I had a chance
There are many economic and sociologic problems that face our society today. Unemployment, health care, and a failing educational system are some challenging topics in our society today. The issues that face today’s generation are unique to the pressures of the times and the complexity of how we live. Homelessness is at an all-time high in our country today and it is a situation that effects people world-wide. Being homeless is when you do not have a permanent place to live. In Atlanta, there are over seven thousand people that are currently homeless. The homeless population in Atlanta consists of hundreds of men, women, and children. This statistic alone inspired me to use homelessness in Atlanta as a platform for my service learning project.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a charity that is established both locally and inter-nationally. The first Ronald McDonald House Charities location was open on October 15, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first Ronald McDonald House Charities location that was open globally was in 1985, it is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The original concept for the Ronald M. House Charites were to make it a “home away from home” for people. The Ronald M. House Charities are funded by donations, special community events, and the special boxes located in the Ronald McDonald restaurants. This charity was founded to benefit people with critical needs. The Charity has three different ways to help families. They are the Ronald McDonald
“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise, I rise, I rise.,” to become a Delta Woman. When asked to express why I should be awarded the honor & pleasure of being apart this great sorority; I must admit I was a bit overwhelmed but also very humbled. However, I am reminded of the great women Delta Sigma Theta has helped mold some of the most influential women in the world. I want to be apart of the most illustrious sorority organization. The only organization that maintains and follows the principles set forth by the 22 founders that started it all based on community service and scholarship. I am physically and mentally prepared to serve for a life time. I am confident in all that I commit myself
1. Gladney has earned this distinction through dedication to its mission of providing loving homes for children
The Club hosts health fairs that target the El Paso community and strive to teach families about
It was a gray day. The sun did not shine; it could not pierce the layers of powdery black skies along with the fog. The thick mist that was not really rain, or fog covered the southeastern corner of New Jersey. It was depressing, just like most days in the area surrounding the Overbrook Asylum. On the outside, Overbrook was a welcoming place where patients were treated with care along with respect; the inside was very different. I entered the asylum as a nurse in May of 1910, I was excited to be able to lend a helping hand to the people in need. I always had an interest in what made people tick or to what made people think the way they did. The hospital had provided me a living area for the time I was there. The hospital wanted nurses who were
My favorite act of service that I have ever done was through the school’s project based learning. I had heard that the NWC Men’s Basketball Team was building a house a Haitian family who’s house had collapsed with all their belongings. I then contacted the men’s basketball coach asking if my group and I could raise money to buy items for their house. We organized a traditional bake sale, as well as an online bake sale, to raise money for the family. In the midst of baking 40 dozen cookies and 38 dozen cupcakes, I was coordinating with a missionary in Haiti, Krisie Mompremier, who knew what the family needed most. After countless hours of baking, my group and I were able to raise $1250 which we used to purchase basketball hoops, plates, beds, silverware, cups, schooling for the children, and uniforms. Although we were not able to directly deliver these goods to the family ourselves, we were able to see pictures that were equally rewarding. Their faces and gratitude made the many nights of little sleep well worth
“It was dusk when I got my first glimpse of it off in the distance, beyond a ridge. All I could see were the spires and blocky tops of buildings...My heart started to race, and my palms grew damp.” Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle: A Memoir. New York, Scribner, 2006, page 245. Like Jeannette Walls, my first glimpse of the city sent a rush of adrenaline through my body. The idea of living in New York City was nerve wracking since city life was so different compared to living in a sheltered town like White Rock. When I was 11, my family and I moved to the city due to my father receiving a job offer there as a professor. Several weeks passed before I got somewhat used to living there, and I occasionally hoped people didn’t judge me for being
Imagine your parents not loving you. Imagine the people that were supposed to provide for you, kicking you out onto the street to fend for yourself. Imagine your friends being too disgusted to talk to you. Imagine living your life constantly afraid. Imagine being terrified of the police, people that were supposed to protect you. Then you’ll know what it’s like to be someone like me. By someone like me, I mean homosexual. That might not sound that bad to you, but in New York City, 1960, it was one of the worst things someone could be. Queer. Fag. Dyke. You name it, we’ve been called it. But being gay in the 60s wasn’t so bad. Thanks to a beautiful and magical place. A place where anyone can be themselves. The Stonewall Inn.
Trinity Lutheran Church. Any day, any activity. I am a participant, a student, a leader, a pioneer.
He turned to me, questioning whether I want to raise it or not. The only reply he received-frankly the only reply he would ever need-was my bid number slightly raised in the air and my head slightly nodding in approval.
Today, my family and I went to Kings Island and we made it through the exhausting car ride..We walked into the park and we were started looking for somewhere for a roller coaster to ride like the small ,medium, big, and huge I wanted to go on a medium kind roller coaster. We roamed around a little going around checking all of the places to eat, little games to play, and the huge rides they have. I said to my dad “ There's a lot of places to eat here.” he and said “I wonder why it’s always packed too.” I tried to figure out why but I just forgot about it and we went looking around some more until we find the perfect ride
Before I discuss my experience at Grace Lutheran Church I feel it would be beneficial to explain my Church Background, so that you can better understand my outsider view of the Sunday morning worship Service I attended. I have been raised in the Baptist/Southern Baptist church my entire life. My parents are from South Carolina, which is also where I grew up, so our idea of Church has always been a small community with a very relaxed atmosphere. I stopped attending the Baptists church when I was 16. I chose to join Bent-tree Bible Fellowship, a non-denominational church. I attended this church for about 2 years when I started my sophomore year at DBU and was offered a position in children’s ministry at First Baptist Colleyville. Bent-tree and FBC were the two largest churches I have been a part of both between 3,000-5,000 in total Sunday attendance. Both follow the same basic order of service. Begin around 11am with 10-15 minutes of worship singing, then announcements, followed by an special aspect of the service like a video a special song etc.… The sermon lasts about 25-35 minutes and we close with prayer and one final worship song. Again all the churches I have ever attended have been very relaxed, shorts
For one week every summer, the senior high youth at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Roseville drop everything to venture somewhere in the United States on a service learning trip. Since I happen to attend that church, and I just so happen to be a senior high youth, I have joined these trips for three years running. Usually, we help out in soup kitchens, do some yard work, or visit homeless shelters. However, our trip during the summer of my junior year was destined to be different from the very beginning.