After several months of closure due to Covid-19 restrictions, I was excited that one of favorite Chinese Restaurants had finally opened its doors again. As we were preparing to leave the restaurant, the waiter brought our fortune cookies to the table, and as I opened my cookie, I smiled as I read the words “Act Always in a way to do Good”.
For those who have been following Hope4Healing on Facebook, you know that I have been busy baking up a lot of “sweet treats.” I am so thankful to everyone who has been buying my baked goods, and helping me support Hope4Healing so they can stay focused on helping families. I am so thankful to announce that with the support of many, I was able to meet my goal this past week.
Hello! My name is Lauren, and I am involved in 4-H. This 4-H year was hard with so many cancellations including the county fair and the state fair; but the cancellations got me thinking. I know that with COVID-19, recent storms, and other issues affecting “…my club, my community, my country, and my world…” people are hurting and need help. I also know that I cannot help everyone; but if 4-H has taught me anything, it is that each of us can do our part, each of us can set a goal, each of us can do something, and we “learn by doing.” So, I am planning for next year already; and I had the idea of a community/leadership project that allows me to accomplish two goals at once. This project will allow me to help others by supporting a non-profit organization I volunteer for called Hope4Healing (https://hope4healingquakerdale.net/), and help me develop skills which will help me complete my project.