elisabethdanielsons

Seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.

Making a Difference

on October 29, 2012

Well here in Texas, everything is bigger… or so it seems because for this Make a Difference Day we (by we, I mean the interns and staff at Project Transformation) took it up a notch and went to a local park and served warm food, handed out some groceries, and offered clothes to people in the area. I took an observer’s role in this project because I’m hesitant. I was the designated photographer for the event. However, as I began to take pictures of our interns serving, I began to realize that I was also getting those who we were serving in the shots. And I remembered a part of our training in NYC where we talked about not getting the picture for the sake of a good picture, but rather actually learning the stories of the people who you were photographing. I didn’t talk to everyone in the pictures, but I talked to a good number of the people we were serving. Some were living in apartments in the neighborhood, working but not making enough to pay all the bills. Others were living in a forest near by and were using the coats we were handing out as bedding. There was one lady who was asking if I knew anyone who could help her find a bed. This made me excited because one of our interns James has connections with a bed donation program that takes people’s beds that they don’t need or what and takes them to a family who may not have any beds in their house. Wow! I felt like I might be doing something good with this. We were serving in conjunction with the Homeless Coalition of Dallas, a great faith-based organization here in the Dallas area.

I thought this post I would share with you some pictures from our day of service…

Casey telling a story…

Whitney and LaShanta taking time out to pose. Check out that Vanna White!

Interns and staff pre-service!

Bags of onions to be handed out

Andrea and some other volunteers handing out bread.

James bombing a photo…

Virginia, one of the awesome women we served.

Showing off the sweet potatoes to be handed out.

Carolina setting up sweatshirts and coats to be handed out.

Blake sharing a story with Eric, our director.

Some of the volunteers from the Homeless Coalition

Hope you enjoyed the photos! We had a great day making a difference, and I hope you can find ways to make a difference in your communities.

Til next time,

Elisabeth

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