Giving Back

Sorry I haven’t posted recently. I was in Florida doing service projects for a week at Florida College near Tampa. I attended there and support their desire to provide a good education in an environment that encourages Christian values. I worked with several great people at what is known as the Labor Camp to help clean up, repaint, and provide enhancements for the school. All the work during labor camp is volunteer work by others who believe in what Florida College is trying to do.

Service projects are a great way to support a cause you believe in. Some people might not have a lot of money to donate to a cause but can provide some time during the year to help a cause. Some can provide money but realize that some projects require the work of volunteers to suceed. Doing such projects not only helps your cause get the support they need, you often develop friendships with people who share the same appreciation for the cause or organization, and the good feeling that comes with helping others.

If you want to get involved with helping others, there are several options. For example, your parents might know of some people at church who would benefit from a visit, working around their house or their yard, or a meal. There may be some things at your church that needs to be done: cleaning, yard work, helping with the teacher’s resource room, or other things that need to be done.

National organizations have activities to raise money and make people aware of their work such as American Cancer Society walks, American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart, St. Jude’s Math fund raisers, etc. These provide great opportunities for you to serve others.

Author: Rhodes Davis

My passion is analyzing information, exploring ideas, lifelong learning and sharing knowledge with others. I have a wide range of interests and am not easily bored so I approach unfamiliar and diverse subjects with great zeal. I am a business nerd, fascinated by what can be accomplished through innovative companies and people who want to change the world. My faith is very important and I enjoy opportunities to share my observations and study insights through teaching and writing. I follow the simple teachings of Jesus and try to reflect His glory in my life. I work with young people on applying the teachings of Jesus to their unique challenges and opportunities. "Curiosity keeps taking us down new paths." - Walt Disney