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In my community I've volunteered with making flood buckets, helping out at my church's community supper, packing school kits to send to other countries, volunteering at day camps, working at the annual wrestling tournament at school, making meals for the organization called, Stop Hunger Now, making uplifting care cards for the elderly and those in college, singing Christmas carols at nursing homes every Christmas, and many more. Every summer I go on a mission trip called, Work Camp. Basically you go with your church's youth group to another state and when you get there, there are other youth groups from different states and you'll get put in a crew of 6-7 people you've never met and receive a task to do for the week at a residence house. So far I've gone on 3 missions, Pocahontas (Virginia), Waterloo (Iowa), and Scranton (Pennsylvania). Through the years I've worked on weather proofing, I helped build a rap around wheel chair ramp that was about 50 feet long, ripped out/rebuilt a deck, scraped/repainted a bedroom for three little kids, painted a porch, and painted a double coat of white paint on a two story house with aluminum siding. Many people ask me why I would pay to go on these missions trips, just to work. My family doesn't travel a lot so going on these mission trips I expand my horizons and get to see how life is outside of my town and the state of Maryland. I've made great friends with people from Canada, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, Florida, and more. But, the best part is when I get to see the looks on my residences faces when we finish our projects. You can see it in their eyes how grateful they are to have us there. Many can't afford to do the work themselves or aren't physically able to. By the end of the week, I leave feeling like I've known my residence and crew for years. I realize how little people need to be happy. I leave feeling like we've left a mark and impacted small towns. My service projects make me feel that I'm making a difference no matter how big or small the task. Next summer I plan on going on two mission trips, Work Camp (RI), and Appalachia Service Project (WV). Also, I'll end up graduating with over 550 Student Service Learning hours (SSL hours).
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