Community Activities/ Service
Church Retreat- When I was in high school I joined my church on a trip to Mexicali, Mexico. During my spring break, I was able to help in the rebuilding of a rundown church in the center of a small village. Part of a twenty person team, we were able to give the church a bathroom and shower with running water, something they never had. We spent one day dedicated to giving children in the community showers with fresh water, a daily activity in America that was something of luxury in their village. We painted the interior and exterior of the church alongside native children who were apart of the church. We were able to boost morale through playing games, doing arts and crafts and other fun activities and involvement in the community.
The Friendship Shelter- I am currently spending 1-2 nights a month cooking dinner and serving food at the Friendship Shelter in Laguna Beach, Ca. There are 32 men and women at the shelter that are homeless adults trying to become self-sufficient and become productive members of our community. My father and I have seen this as a great way to give back to the community providing people who are not as fortunate as ourselves with a nice dinner. www.friendshipshelter.org