The Drop In Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, is welcoming the spring season with open arms. Recently, members have volunteered at a community garden (PLOW), which is facilitated by Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
“We assist with planting, caring for, and harvesting vegetables for the needy,” explained Travis Jackson, FHR Case Manager. “The last visit of the growing season, we decided to build a potato planter for an upcoming project at the garden.”
During the building process, a garden facilitator’s husband passed away unexpectedly. To show support for the gardener, who has been so helpful to the Drop In Center, members decided to memorialize his passing for her as a token of gratitude.
“The experience allowed us to develop skills in hands-on gardening, community volunteering, planning, and countless other opportunities, as well as helping individuals with their own recovery,” Jackson said.
Being a part of this project has reminded the Drop In Center of the joy they felt through this experience of helping others, compassion, and working hard to achieve goals together.
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