One plate at a time
My name is Nathan Fisher, and I will be entering sixth grade at The Regis School this fall. As a requirement for a Jane Goodall organization that I joined called Roots and Shoots, I had to do something to aid the environment, help animals and assist fellow human beings. Therefore, I went to Trinity Episcopal Church’s Feed the Homeless program on Sunday mornings. This experience really opened my eyes to the homeless in our community.
My mom and I went to feed the homeless at the church. Since it was very far away, we had to wake up at 5:30 a.m. At first, I thought it would be boring. But on the way to the church, my mom made me change my attitude. So, I agreed I would try.
When we finally got there, all of the tables needed to be set up, so we got right to work. After about 30 minutes, the homeless people came out of the chapel and into the auditorium. I was a waiter, and my task was to bring the homeless water and hot chocolate. I started to like being their waiter when I began getting compliments. The more compliments I got, the harder I worked. I got really tired after about 45 minutes and poured myself a glass of water. This made me think about how the homeless must be thirsty all the time. I began to feel sorry for them. When I got up, I started working hard not just to get compliments but to really help the homeless.
I realized that the people there that day were just like me and my family. The homeless could be nice and giving with words even though they didn’t have much else to give. There was a little boy with his mother who was a year younger than me. I realized that the people there were just like us but didn’t have very good luck in life. This experience showed me that we must all work together to help each other.
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