So many times we get so busy between work, family, friends, WORK, and the many other activities - we forget those around us. The connection of one person to another brings not only hope to the person being helped, but also joy in our own lives.
|United Way's Day of Action volunteers.|
So what can you do?
Contact your local United Way. (Use our Where to Get a Card page to find a local participating United Way or go to www.UnitedWay.org and enter your zip code at the top.) Then give them a call and ask them if they are participating in the United Way Day of Action on Thursday, June 21st. Or ask them how you can be part of their volunteer program and be "the change" in someone's life.
Just so you know - I walk the talk. I am working with a group of people right now to raise money for a young twenty-six year old mother who needs a heart transplant. This group is helping on many levels - helping her find a more affordable place to live and a more affordable car payment. Teaching her proper nutrition to improve her current physical state as well as raising money! Just from the little things, she shared that she doesn't feel alone in this journey and has come to trust our group! For me to help ONE person not feel like they are alone in this big old world is worth everything!
It doesn't have to be a big project. You don't have to do it alone. Get a group of people together. Call your local United Way and work on a project for a day or for a week. Just become a community volunteer so that you can make a difference in another person's life.
The joy you receive out of it - is just as HUGE as the act you are doing!
So remember Thursday, June 21 United Way Day of Action! Please share with us what you are doing to CHANGE lives. You can also be part of the United Way's Big Tweet (check back for details on Wednesday)!
Share this blog with your friends and get them involved too!!!
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