Kid time tonight – piano tutoring and video’ing some of their antics at their request … Also played a little freerice.com after reading this about an organization doing good things in Washington D.C.
Reed Sandridge is doing a Year of Volunteering. Last year, after getting laid off, instead of holing up and feeling sorry for himself, he went out everyday and gave $10 to a stranger and heard their stories. He is even spearheading the WorldWide Day of Giving which I participated in this year.
Today he wrote about his experience volunteering at the DC Central Kitchen. I’ll let you read the post as it is quite inspiring, but the gist is that after a large food conference, all the perishable food is donated. But moving it quickly so it can be consumed is a challenge. It takes an army, led by one man.
The founder of DC Central Kitchen, Robert Egger, is quite a person. I’ll let you watch the videos in the links to get a flavor for the man and the organization. They not only feed the hungry, but they teach people restaurant cooking skills to help themselves. The graduates are employable and memorable.
We can listen to the ideological nonsense coming out of Washington, or we can listen to stories like Reed’s and Robert’s. Stories of hope, new ideas, and action!
I totally agree with you Eric, Robert is amazing. He is a mentor to me and many others. Volunteering at this event was one of the most amazing volunteer activities I have ever been a part of.
Hey Reed, thanks! The logistics of what you guys accomplished was staggering. Kudos to everything you’ve been doing.