Reflections from HFA / YAV-AVL Volunteer Jeremy...
In Asheville, I have the pleasure of working for Homeward Bound, an organization that houses people from homelessness. Aside from coordinating volunteers and managing our donation center, my direct service responsibilities include picking up donated furniture and household goods, and then delivering those items to clients who are moving into a new home. This means that the most people I interact with are volunteers, donors, and the homeless clients themselves.
In today’s blog, I want to switch things up a bit and talk briefly about why I feel the work I’m doing through the Young Adult Volunteers program is so important in America’s current post-election state. But before I do that, let me tell you a little bit more about what it is that I do.
In these times, we must be "relentlessly imaginative and bold," says Rev. Alison Harrington of Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona. Alison was a panelist along with Rev John Fife, former pastor of Southside Presbyterian Church and a co-founder of No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes, Amy Beth Willis, an organizer with the National Sanctuary Movement, and Rev. Jim Rigby, pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian in Austin, Texas.