Updated: Aug 18, 2021
We were honored to participate in the University of Richmond (UR) Law School‘s orientation day for first-year law students. As these men and women prepare to embark on a first-class educational journey together, many of them were meeting one another for the first time. On the morning of August 16th, we had the opportunity to meet and serve alongside a group of these students.
Our mission, less than 10 miles from the UR campus, involved delivering and setting
-up brand new beds for 25 local children without beds. Now it’s hard to imagine there are children in our community sleeping on floors, sofas and chairs, but we saw the need first hand. We all agreed, regardless of the reasons these needs exist, every child deserves the dignity of sleeping in a bed of their own. Thanks to our awesome donors and the wonderful volunteers from UR, we made sure 25 children, who woke up without a bed of their own on the morning of August 16th, would go to sleep in a brand new bed of their own that night.
Here‘s what we learned:
When community forms around an idea, task or mission, something beautiful happens:
People discover one another in new and more meaningful ways.
Strangers become acquaintances and friends.
We’re reminded that those we serve are human beings just like us.
If your group or organization would like to get involved in a team building event and/or local service opportunity, check out BridgingRVA.org for more info.