I believe it is important as Dad would say, “Put your money where your mouth is!”
I have made it easy for you to contribute to one of my favorite charities – The Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Located right here in Texas, they’ve been saving lives of abused animals for decades. Not only will I donate part of my annual profit to this charity, but since I believe it is important to give of your time I continued to be an active volunteer in my community and around the world.
2015- Piedras Negras, Mexico
In December, our family took a trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico delivering food, supplies and toys for the kids of the community. We prepare tamale baskets for the poor and my mom visits ladies in the local prison to give encouragement and clothing.
2016- Piedras Negras, Mexico
In December, our family took a trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico delivering food, supplies and toys for the kids of the community. We take the time and opportunity to share the Bible with the underprivileged. We also help the community by preparing tamale baskets for the poor and my mom visits ladies in the local prison to give encouragement and clothing.
2017- Camp of the Hills
In May, each year our school, Grace Academy allows the upper level youth to visit camp and spend an evening working and helping to prepare the Camp of the Hills for the summer rush. This Camp located just outside of Austin, Texas gives youth that cannot afford to pay for camp a chance to enjoy the wilderness and visit a facility they might not otherwise be able to afford!
2017- Esperanca Volunteering
In June, I had my first opportunity to see 3rd world poverty firsthand. I flew with my mom and the Esperanca staff to the capital of Nicaragua, Managua. From there we travelled four hours by bus into the jungle.
Since people have to travel two days by horse to get to a help facility, many individuals go several years without treatment. Injuries like a hernia – which are normally treated here in the U.S. in a few hours, days, or weeks of the injury – suffer for years because of unavailable or hard to access facilities.
During our time in Nicaragua, We got up every morning for a week at 5 am and spent 12-14 hours each day helping the locals. I was able to provide valuable translation services, calm some of the nervous younger patients, and assisted with clean-up, trash and anything one of the medical professionals needed.
This experience taught me how lucky I am to live here in the United States!