Volunteering for clean up at the Anacostia watershed was an eye-opening experience. I was assigned the Anacostia clean up for my freshman day of service and was given the opportunity again through NSLS on Earth day. These two experiences made me realize that as much as this initiative is thriving it is not going at the source of the issue. Nevertheless, it was amazing to see so many people, including children out there who care about the environment.
CausesGeneral Advocacy Autism Children & Youth Clinical Services Disaster Relief Early Childhood Education General Education Food Insecurity, Hunger Health Homeless & Housing Human Rights International Mental Health Services Persons with Disabilities Poverty & Basic Needs
I had a moment of realization during my volunteer experience at Miriam's Kitchen. It was cold out and it made me happy that for a couple of hours this facility could give shelter, warmth, and food to the homeless in DC. It made me think if they had anything like this in my home country and it inspired me to start a humanitarian project there during the summer. I highly suggest volunteering at Miriam's Kitchen and interacting with the homeless population because it directly impacts the GW community.