Community service is one of the things that Longwood prides herself on. This past weekend, on Sunday morning, I spent about five hours working on a Habitat for Humanity home in Farmville. The house is for someone I met this past summer during training for Peer Mentors. Habitat for Humanity is almost like Peer Mentors’ philanthropy.
It was great to be a part of this build because this is a way that I can truly give back and make a difference. What better way to give back to people in the community than helping build the ultimate gift of shelter?
During the holiday season, I ask you to give a little bit back to the community. Maybe you can partake in a Habitat for Humanity build in your community. Maybe you can volunteer at a soup kitchen over the break. Or maybe just drop some money in the Salvation Army tin at Wal-Mart.
Just do something. Give back somehow whether it is in time or material worth. Do something good in the spirit of the season.