Jacksonville 3/21

Today (Wednesday) we went to Little Talbot Island State Park where  I got to help clear hiking trails by removing plants that were covering the walkways. The hike that we went on was about three miles long and we got to see all sorts of plants and wildlife. We came across banana trees, live oaks, [more…]

Baton Rouge Trip 3/22/2017

Day 1 (Sunday 3/19): Travel day, we watched 4 movies on the 16 hour bus ride. We stopped at the resturant Zaxby’s, and we traveled through Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Day 2 (Monday 3/20): Food bank- we went to Greater Baton Rouge which is a food bank. We helped put food into boxes [more…]

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…]

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…]

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!