Friday, November 18, 2011

Miss Black Ohio Speaks: Enrichment through service!

Hello everyone!

I just returned from a wonderful service experience. With a student organization at Ohio University, I travelled to an event titled Friday Night Life. This event was a dinner experience put on by a community outreach and service center in Athens, Ohio called Good Works.

This experience was very rewarding. Although I have gone to different shelters and worked through different programs to serve the community in the past, this time was different. The staff at Good Works, works hard to ensure that service with their organization is a two way street. This weekly event would not be possible without the service of not only those who volunteer but also the men, women and children who come to eat the food.

The staff at Good Works set up the Friday Night Life event so that people in the community could have not only a place to have a good meal but an opportunity to work together to prepare, eat, and CLEAN up the meal as well. The camaraderie that I experienced with not only the members of my group, but the people we served with and the Good Works staff was wonderful.

Tonight I served with about 160 individuals. Together we ate, shared our lives and worked to improve ourselves and the community we live in!

I was blessed to have this opportunity and I look forward to working with Good Works again in the future.

With love,

Kayla Hardimon
Miss Black Ohio USA

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