Would you help someone less fortunate?
Lets face it, no one likes working for free. But on the opposite side, most people can say it’s fulfilling to help those who are less fortunate than yourself. Helping out at a soup kitchen, or helping an elderly person across the street; it’s the small things make the biggest difference.
Today, 26 non-profit organizations met at Eagle Eye Outfitter in Dothan, for Houston County Gives day. The goal for today was to draw attention to non-profit organizations and how you can help by dedicating just a little bit of your time to help someone else. There were actually, so many non-profits, that more than 6 of them had to be moved up stairs.
Angel Pullum, who works for Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership says, for them, the goal is to help people out of poverty and give them the chance to be self-sufficient. Pullum said her organization has been going on since the mid-70s and is going through a name change. Pullum and her organization decided the best way to get people interested in volunteering was to have face paint for the kids and giving away several items such as a yeti cooler.
Houston County Gives day was only the beginning. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to kick off Spirit of Service days. This will be going on, on Saturday, with multiple locations you can volunteer at. What a majority of these places are looking for isn’t for you to make a life commitment but just take a morning, an afternoon or even a day if you’re up to it and help out.
I’ll leave you with one thing to think about. Dothan City Commissioner Beth Kenward told me earlier, “Volunteerism, Philanthropy, that’s woven into the fabric of Dothan”.