Making a Difference

posted by on Jul 14, 2017

Written by: Becca H.


When I, a person who loves adventure, discovered that I was going on the social action trip, I was ready for the exploration. I knew that I would be helping people, but I didn’t know how impactful it would be. One night, we delivered food and toiletries to the homeless, and I’ve never seen someone look at me the way they did that night, like I was giving them another day or week of life. Even when I was behind the scenes, in a food pantry, farm, or soup kitchen, and I didn’t get recognition for my work, I still felt as good as I did during the Midnight Run. I learned that I don’t need someone to validate my hard work in order for me to feel accomplished. The social action trip taught me that when everyone comes together for a cause, we can make a significant difference in our community.