It takes a lot to organize and facilitate a track meet; a lot of time, effort, volunteers, equipment, and logistics go into making things run smoothly for each event. On the first day of events, I was able to volunteer my time by helping to align the pole vault pit and aid in measuring marks for long jump.
For this impact, I was able to interact with the community of Memphis by helping First Cumberland Presbyterian Church host a group of homeless men, women, and children. While the church provided the group with shelter, we were able to make it feel more like home through meaningful conversations and laughs shared over a warm meal.
During this time, we were able to help the residents of the St. Jude Target house celebrate Valentine's day by handing out food, facilitating a scavenger hunt, and do crafts to help take their minds of of their health and treatment or a few hours.
Colonial Cumberland Presbyterian Church hosted a day of free medical services for the latino community of Memphis in which I was able to volunteer with and play with children as their parents talked with the doctors and nurses. Overall, I found this to be a very eye-opening experience as I do not get a chance to serve in this part of Memphis very often.