Doesn’t everyone love digging into a freshly baked pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving? Well for my service project I worked with my old Girl Scout Troop to provide a local homeless shelter with 10 pies for their Thanksgiving feast. Read the full story here.
2 thoughts on “Cassie Blubaugh, Section 2, Research Project 2: Pies-Giving”
First of all, great job delivering those pies. I’m sure they were delicious! Secondly, I really want to talk about Roanoke and the power chain there. I went on two mission trips to Roanoke with my youth group, so I know all about the Rescue Mission there, and it is absolutely incredible to me. Roanoke is essentially a haven for homeless people. They provide all services that homeless people need to get back on their feet: free food, housing, medical services, and job search assistance. But what is is interesting is that the government has nothing to do with it. It is totally volunteer supported. It just makes me wonder what the country would look like if all communities in the United States were like Roanoke. If we could just insert a Rescue Mission in every community, I wonder if that would actually work and how power would be distributed in those communities. Would everyone have equal power in such a community?
I thought this idea was really awesome and different. I have participated in dinners with homeless men before, but all we did was converse. I never really thought about where the food was coming from. The fact that you consider yourself somewhat out of girl scouts, yet still participate with the organization is really cool. The fact that you and others made enough food that they would be able to take extra with them probably saved them a lot of pain .