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Community service humbles student

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POSTED: August 13, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Editor, My name is Aaron Vaughn. I am a ninth-grader at Liberty County High School. Every student in Liberty County has to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service in order to graduate. On June 9, I got a jump-start on my community service hours.

I really didn’t know what to expect when my mom told me she had signed us up to volunteer at the Project Homeless Connect event. Before the event, I thought being homeless only meant not having a home. I now realize it means so much more.

I saw many of our community members willing to help others who were in need. There were people from places like Alltel, Savannah Tech, the housing authority and a few more who were giving clothes, food and checkups — everything free, of course. We provided about 149 families with services. I’m proud to live in a community like ours.

I would like to say thank you to Ms. Daisy Jones, program coordinator, for the opportunity she gave me to serve those who are in need in our community. This experience truly has impacted my life as a Christian.

Our world would be a better place to live if everyone would apply the principle of Matthew 7:12: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”

 

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