We first introduced you to TSU student Juan Sorto last week. He’s getting a PHD in Urban Planning and part of his mission in life is to give back to the community. He did that once again in Washington D.C. during the Inauguration by volunteering to assist those who are less fortunate. Here’s Sorto in his own words:
During this past weekend Presidential Inauguration I volunteered at DC Central Kitchen in Washington D.C. A group of over a dozen volunteers from Washington D.C area along with myself help prepared meals to the local homeless community. We were assigned various tasks, from cutting vegetables and fruits to cleaning pots and pans. The reason why I decided to volunteer is because of the commitment I have set myself to keep, which is being able to help those in need at home, Houston & Star of Hope, and the cities I am able to visit.
As part of Nation Day of Service, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius also paid a visit to the shelter, and donated her time. This is the first time I have ever volunteered next to high profile person. I was speechless and stunned, because volunteering is something I always do, and I do not ever expect anything in return. The experience was good, but most importantly it felt great knowing that a person in DC was going to have a meal that day, because of my help.