Wow it’s been a great week for ASB Boston. I finally made to an ASB trip!! I have had a wonderful trip and the whole experience has been more than what I hoped for. First and foremost, the team was fantastic. I didn’t know most of my other team members but throughout the trip we’ve had much bonding time and have grown together.

Our main service project was with Community Servings, an organization that prepares and delivers meals to the critically ill. We worked in the kitchen in the multiple steps needed to prepare and week’s supply of meals for someone- cutting vegetables, dishing food, labelling meals, packaging meals and traveling around Boston to assist in delivering meals to people at their homes. The environment was friendly and everyone interacted very well.

Having this week of service has been really special. For one, I am more aware of needs that exist in the community. Now that I am been involved with providing help to people through Community Servings, I cannot distance myself from the issues that exist ‘out there’. Having food in the fridge and being able to prepare it for myself are blessings that I often take for granted, but this experience has opened my eyes to what is needed and what is being done about it. I am determined to get involved again in Landis, provided my class schedule allows as well as other service activities. There is no joy and life in a life lived for oneself.

Every small contribution counts in making a difference. Community Servings gives hope to those who need it. Hope that they may lack anything, but they won’t lack food. They are taken care of. We all need this hope, that life is worth living, that we’ll make it and that we are loved. The service project has been an opportunity for me to give others my time and energy and I enjoyed the experience.

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  1. Kaitlyn says:

    This trip has been really great. The group bonded together over various group activities including watching the Patriots v Jets game, playing countless games of cards, and going ice skating. We all have spent hours swapping stories and sharing things about our lives. We all have gotten really close over the past week.
    Working at Community Servings was a great experience. Their mission statement of Delivering Meals Delivering Hope meant a lot to all of us. We prepared meals in an assembly line fashion. Then we sorted out food and put it in bags that would be delivered to the clients. The people that were serviced by Community Servings suffered from chronic illnesses such as cancer or AIDS. They were really appreciative of the food. I delivered food the first day at Community Servings when there was a bad blizzard. The roads were bad and it took a long time to deliver all the food but the people were so grateful for the food that it made it all worth it.
    Today was our last day at Community Servings and on our way in one of the staff member’s cars was stuck in the snow. The guys helped push the car so that it could get unstuck. All the staff members were very happy with the work that we did. We all had a great time working at Community Servings and sharing hope with the people of the community.

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