I lost my job last summer and since that time I have been looking and doing freelance projects. I decided that this was also an excellent time to volunteer to help someone other than the people living in my home. Today I started my volunteer work at a local food bank. I was there for a couple of hours and in that time the agency had serviced a Hispanic family, a white family and a black family. What did they all have in common: the need for food. Some seemed a little embarrassed to be there. These are people who are used to taking care of their own needs, but now they find themselves reluctantly asking for help. Some of them have been coming for years and they had a slight air of entitlement. It was an eye opener, and I only wished members of Congress could actually spend some time with citizens in need. Perhaps it might be the catalyst needed to do something for the citizens instead of arguing while nothing gets done.
Volunteering: Helping someone besides the people that live with you
By musesofamom, on March 13, 2010 at 12:39 am, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Democrats, families, family, Fox News, gop, hunger, jobs, media, Michael Baisden, Morning Joe, Mothers, MSNBC, nbc, News, politics, President Barack Obama, President Obama, race, racism, steve harvey, Today Show, Tom Joyner, Tom Joyner Morning Show, volunteer, volunteering. 2 Comments
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