Reaching out and giving back to Garden City
August 4, 2020

This summer, I was not directly working with the summer meals program, however, I was happy to join with a church I’d helped before, La Iglesia Bautista del Sur. At the start of this work, I’d given a few hours to perform outreach. I was given a chance to test my newly honed communication skillset. My outreach consisted of knocking on doors in a local neighborhood and passing out invitations to our meal program. These fliers were in English and Spanish to reach this largely Hispanic community. I had also worked with distributing to these families, once more, which was a rewarding experience in its own right. Altogether was given a chance to go back to m roots. Unfortunately our church had reach fewer families than last year due to the virus outbreak and concerns of our local families, however, we did not waste. Many families took home the food leftover and local volunteers were able to provide to families the knew.

In addition to food distribution came water distribution. A local neighborhood had issues with their water supply, leaving their tap water undrinkable since April 20th. Alesha, my fellow intern with KSRE, had joined me in assisting LiveWell Finney county providing cases of water bottles to the Towns Riverview South. 10 pallets were loaded into volunteers’ trucks and taken down in smaller groups. My small crew delivered to approximately 15 houses. Everyone was kind and we worked efficiently to finish this task quickly. I’ve appreciated everyone helping with these projects and the tireless work they continue to perform, And I’ve thoroughly enjoyed giving back to this local community.