Jessica Parker via Crowdrise
April 09, 2012
Hello, everyone my name is Jessica! I'm asking all of my friends, neighbors, acquaintances, family members and the world help me make a difference. These people suffered a great travesty a few years ago and they need our help readjusting to living. God created us all equal and we all equally deserve a better chance and a better life!
I've been helping kids in my local community for years as a mainly volunteer assistant within the marching band program. I've been working with them since 2006 teaching the kids routines, helping sort out their problems, and giving them a shoulder to cry on. Along with the other instructors in our group, we hold a end of the year event with another rival school. The schools come together to play a program that both school learned in advance. It teaches them to socialize with others outside of the cliques.
I've also been an avid animal rescuer. Trying to help animals. I've adopted a bunch that currently live with me in my home. In the summer of 2010 I raise two abandoned Starlings I found in the yard which were successfully released back into the wild on July 4.
RANDOM ACTS wrote -
Two years ago, after a destructive and devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti, Random Acts provided major funding for a journey to Jacmel to assist in rebuilding homes, communities and lives. During our initial visit, a dental clinic was reconstructed, an orphanage was refurbished and a carpentry school with 1600 donated tools was founded.
Later, in 2011, Random Acts team returned. This time, we were joined by a group of 22 enthusiastic volunteers. For the volunteers, work began before they arrived in Haiti. To secure their spot, each person expended vast amounts of energy and determination to raise at least $5000. What a great accomplishment! The monies raised from those donations, and donations from our amazing supporters, provided the tools and supplies used during our mission.
While there, the volunteers and staff opened their hearts and arms to demonstrate the true power of kindness. They worked in the fierce heat of the Haitian sun to aid in the construction of a multi-purpose community center; a facility that will provide shelter, as well as educate and feed homeless and orphaned children. Plus, our team members participated in creative and recreational activities with the children, such as arts, crafts and games.
But, our work isn’t done. That's why we're going back in 2012