Day 1: Washington D.C.

Today is the day I have been anticipating for months. Ever since I joined ASB back in the fall semester I started picturing what our trip to D.C. would be like, and now that the day has come and gone I think it is safe to say that our trip will be incredible– beyond words [more…]

Day 4 Washington D.C.

Today I went to Nourish Now in Rockville, Maryland! We helped rescue food from restaurants and grocery stores by re-boxing them to give out to families in need of them. Nourish Now looked really small but they seemed to make a big impact on the community by getting a lot of food brought in. After [more…]

Service Day 3: Washington D.C.

The third service day my group teamed up with Capitol Area Food Bank. The food bank was in a large warehouse and well organized. Workers from Ikea were also volunteering that day so we got a lot done. Mostly it was just sorting food into bins depending on their labels. It was interesting to see [more…]

Day 3 Washington D.C.

Today was a long day. In the morning I helped partake in a food bank where we helped package damaged food that could be used to give to people in need. Then we went and saw the White House! After we toured around we finished the day off with our service dinner where we fed many [more…]

Day 2 Washington D.C.

Made it through our first day at YSOP! I helped serve food at a soup kitchen for homeless people in the local area. It was interesting to listen to the different stories that the locals had to share. Also I got to see the capital building, the library of congress, and Chinatown!

Service Day 2: Washington D.C.

The second day of service was one of my favorites. YSOP put us in touch with Alex from Seabury, an organization focused on preventing and  helping the elderly who are experiencing homelessness. I liked that they not only helped those suffering, but also tried to prevent it. We did yard work and household chores for [more…]

Service Day 1: Washington D.C.

The first service day my group traveled to a local church in the area around DuPont Circle, a well-to-do part of D.C. There we worked with Iona Senior Services to set up a free Farmers Market for senior citizens. The produce was donated by farmers who had odd shaped crops that could not be sold [more…]

D.C. Day 3 – Unique Residential Care Center

Today was one of my favorite service days. We started our morning at the Unique Residential Care Center. The U.R.C.C is a nursing home that is dedicated to high quality healthcare services and providing their residents with the environment they need in order to achieve the most homelike atmosphere. Our job was to go around [more…]

D.C. Day 2 – Capital Area Food Bank

It is day 2 in D.C. and today is going to be a long one. We started our morning by heading to the Capital Area Food Bank. The Capital Area Food Bank is one of the largest organizations in the D.C. area that is constantly working to fight back against hunger. With so many community [more…]

D.C. Day 4 – Seabury Resources for Aging

Today was our last day of service. My group went to Seabury Resources for Aging, an organization that provides free to affordable support systems for older adults and their families. Our task of the day was to help an elderly woman with some of her yard work. We did simple things such as pulling weeds, [more…]