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Day 6: East Texas Food Bank

December 7, 2012

I wanted to volunteer somewhere local during my adventure in generous giving.  Today I gave my time as a volunteer at East Texas Food Bank.  While ordinarily they would be sorting food, I ended up sweeping out the cold storage freezer section.  It was so cold but I pressed through and I may pay for it over the next couple days but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.  I don’t think we give our time enough!  We act like life is so precious and we hold on to every second we have like it’s our last, but it was truly an amazing thing to give that time today.  The sound of surprise in the volunteer coordinator’s voice when he found out that I was just volunteering, not doing community service, made me smile a bit.   

I know we all have busy lives but I want to encourage you to slow down once in awhile and take a look at someplace or someone that needs a bit of extra help.  You can learn more about the East Texas Food Bank at

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