I’ve always wanted to be a Pokémon master. However, my life has taken a different turn. But, a boy can dream… In the past few months I’ve been able to participate in something similar, capturing Oral Histories. Like Ash Ketchum, I headed out on a journey.
Providing a name and address to volunteers is not enough to motivate or inspire them to serve. Breathing a story into each project is key. Our oral history program puts a face to the name and when volunteers know the impact they are making, their volunteer experience becomes more rewarding. This year, we had the lofty goal of capturing the story of every homeowner we are serving on National Rebuilding Day and as many facilities as possible.
Mission Accomplished – 2 months before Rebuilding Day! Thank you to all the volunteers, homeowners and facility representatives. You made this achievement possible.
You will all get to read a few of the stories from this year’s Rebuilding day. Stay tuned to learn about a homeowner that could not walk for 9 months because of an injury and earned her mobility back through hard work. Meet a homeowner drafted for one war, but sent to another because of some paperwork. We are also serving a local facility that has taken in the homeless as permanent volunteers that help run their programs.
We’ve got many interesting stories that have been shared with all our Captains and soon, with you.