Service Day 1: Washington D.C.

The first service day was an awesome way to start the trip. I was in a group with five other members from ASB and we volunteered at Iona senior services. The staff members at Iona senior services were very relaxed and passionate about what they were doing for the community. We started off by setting [more…]

Washington D.C -Day Five

Our last day was a free day to do whatever we wanted in D.C! Throughout the week we visited the national monuments, china town, Georgetown, the riverside, and tons of cool shops and restaurants. We ate really good food and the coffee shops were amazing! I took away a lot from this trip and really [more…]

Washington D.C -Day Four

Today was our last day at a service site. My group went to Martha’s Table. Martha’s Table actually took up an entire block in D.C. They had multiple buildings each one providing a different service. One building provided food for the homeless, one provided child care, and the one we worked out gave away clothing [more…]

Washington D.C -Day Three

Today we went to an organization located in Maryland! We had some difficulties finding the building but we eventually made it to Noursih Now. They are a non-profit organization that takes left over food from restaurants and caterers and extra food from groceries stores and stores the food and then hands it out to those [more…]

Washington D.C -Day Two

Today we went to the D.C Capital Food Bank. This was a huge organization and had a much different atmosphere compared to the church we went to yesterday. The site had a large storage room with a conveyor belt filled with food. The Food Bank receives donations from groceries stores and then sorts this food [more…]

Washington D.C -Day One

When we first arrived in D.C I was extremely eager to get moving. This was my third time visiting D.C but I was so excited for this new experience and to see a side of D.C that tourists never get to see. After we got settled in our hotel we ate dinner down by china [more…]

D.C.-Service Day 2

Today we worked at the Central Area Food Bank. I was in a group tasked with separating the good food items from the bad. In order to make it into the ‘good’ food pile the package had to be unopened and had to have the ingredients listed. The food we sorted would then be redistributed [more…]

D.C.-Service Day 1

For our first service day we began by becoming familiar with the background for the YSOP organization, splitting into our teams (GO BLUES CRUISE), and getting our work assignments for the week. Team Blues Cruise’s first assignment was working at Martha’s Table. Martha’s Table works to provide food, clothes, and education to children and older [more…]

Day Two: Washington D.C.

Day two has come and gone just as quickly as day one, but it was still just as fulfilling. My team spent the day at Capital Food Bank

Day 5 Washington D.C.

Day 5 in Washington D.C. was a very busy day. It was our last day of service and we went to Martha’s table to work in their thrift shop. I helped price items, restock items, and helped bag peoples purchased items. It was a very interesting service activity that I have never done before. I [more…]