Americas second harvest south georgia by tlindeman

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									Service Learning
      2005
  Second Harvest Food Bank
              And
Habitat for Humanity International
 Second Harvest Food Bank
  America's Second Harvest is the largest Hunger Relief organization in the world. This
  network annually provides billions of pounds of food to over 31 million hungry families
each year. America's Second Harvest of South Georgia hosts programs like The Valdosta
 Food Bank, Rescue Valdosta, Kids Cafe', The Community Soup Kitchen, Manna Truck,
and the Community Kitchens Program. Through all of these programs, Second Harvest is
fighting to end hunger in their region. They take all kinds of donations and work with over
500 grocers and food production companies. Anyone can volunteer on any day to work in
the food bank in Valdosta. They always are very welcoming to volunteers and can always
                                        use the help.

                           The Mission of Second Harvest:
The mission of America's Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc. is to end hunger in South
Georgia. To create a means to easily and affordably access food for every person in South
 Georgia, To feed children and provide a safe environment for children to grow and learn,
 To provide the means to rescue and safely store all donated excess food in our region,
  and To ensure that every community that relies on the services of America's Second
    Harvest of South Georgia, Inc. is adequately assisted in the fight against hunger.
                    Hard at Work…
  For my service learning, I worked at Second Harvest Food Bank quite a bit. I worked in
several different areas of the warehouse doing different tasks. One day, I was unpacking
   and inspecting cans and boxes of goods to clean and repackage into their designated
    boxes. Another day, I worked in the kitchen area helping an employee clean up and
organize. The last day I worked at the Food Bank, I was stocking their small store located
 in the front of the warehouse. I unpacked a lot of boxes of goods that I had to bring from
     the back. After working, I felt very good about myself and that I had accomplished
  something to help out other people in need. Sorry, I didn’t take any pictures of my work
 here! I would recommend Second Harvest to anyone who is looking to volunteer in their
  community. If anyone is interested, below are the address, number and website to the
                                           food bank:

                         America's Second Harvest of South Georgia
                                   1411 Harbin Circle
                                  Valdosta, GA 31601
                                     888-453-4143
               http://www.valdostafoodbank.org/A2H/contact_us.shtml
             Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to
 eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a
    matter of conscience and action. It also brings volunteers and communities together to
  build affordable, decent housing. Habitat has built more than 175,000 houses around the
    world, providing more than 750,000 people in more than 3,000 communities with safe,
 decent, affordable shelter. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials,
    Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner
    (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with
  affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are used to
   build still more Habitat houses. Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down
   payment and the monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of
 their own labor -- sweat equity -- into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
                               Habitat for Humanity International
                                         121 Habitat Street
                                    Americus, GA 31709-3498
                                           (229) 924-6935
                                    http://www.habitat.org/
             Construction Work…
I never really pictured myself as a construction worker, but I actually loved working with Habitat for
 Humanity! Some of the girls from the dorm and I all decided to go together! We were kept busy every
  day we were there and we constructed a whole house in just one week!! Some of the work that I did
   included cleaning up the yard, keeping the interior of the house neat during the build, putting up the
frame of the house, helping nailing down the roof boards and then putting on shingles and the list goes
  on and on! Everyone I met at the build site was very nice and helpful! I would recommend Habitat for
                     Humanity to anyone who wants to volunteer in their community.




 Here’s Kim
and I posing
 on the roof
  with our
 hammers!!
                     What I Learned…
Through my service learning, I learned that helping others is not just something that someone
    should do just because it’s nice, but I also learned that helping others is something I want
    to do and love doing. All of my work gave me a great feeling about myself and what I had
      accomplished. I am glad that Dr. Tillman assigned our class to do the service learning
     project, because without it I probably never would have gone to work for either Second
                                  Harvest or Habitat for Humanity.




   Here I am                                                                         I felt so
  helping nail                                                                      handy with
  down part of                                                                       my tool
    the roof.                                                                          belt!!
More Pictures!!
      Kim and I
      posing for
     the camera
       on our
       ladder!




          Here I am
          sweeping
           out the
            house
          during the
            build.
More Pictures…Continued!




         Here I am helping nail
        down the shingles on the
                 roof!

								
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