Sunday, August 21, 2016

Heading out to help out at the foodbank... Have you thought about volunteering for a cause?

Once a month, the light of my life and I head out, first to View to load up the food and sundries, and then to Yacolt to hold our monthly food bank at a church there.

We're coming up on 5 years of doing this... it's a fantastic way to help give back to the community... gets you out of the house... helps people... and reinforces how very fortunate we are to have what we have.

The point of this isn't to brag.  The point of this is to ask you to think about getting involved in your community.

Most of us in a financial position to give to charitable causes typically do.  But the thing more important than a check... more important than spare change... more important than donating clothes and so on, is donating your time.

We use our diesel dually to pull the food bank trailer as needed.  We'd likely have sold it long ago if not for that need... we've got a car trailer and so forth so we can always tow a load instead of carrying it if needs be, but when they need our truck, we just wouldn't feel right telling them we no longer have it.

What we do is extremely important to the 25 or so families who use our service.  Volunteering for your cause or your interest is a fulfillment of the responsibility we have to help the less fortunate.

Look around.  There's always a group, an organization, a cause that can use your hands even more than they can use your money.

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