Lately, there has been a lot of community service projects that have cropped up in Reno that are great. There are two that have come to the University of Nevada, Reno that I have gotten somewhat involved with. It is important to help those that are asking for help and these two projects are such great initiatives that will help.
This is a project that was brought to my knowledge after a friend of mine since elementary school came back from India during winter break. She came back with a story so emotional that just hearing it was amazing. Mallory Fisher talked about the young girls home that she worked with that slept in a single room, came from horrific backgrounds, and barely had any resources. These girls and the women that run the house aren’t allowed to ask for things that they need but rather survive on the handouts that are given to them. Mallory came back with the project of raising money for them to have a water heater as right now, they take cold showers nightly up on the rooftop. I’ve gotten involved with helping to raise money and it’s profound to see how many people are willing to help. If you would like to donate and/or read more information about this amazing project, click on the link above.
This single project has managed to take UNR by storm this last year. Project Duwell came to UNR and has managed to raise a decent amount of money for its cause. This project was brought around by Duwell Medical and a student that is currently attending the school and working there. It is a non-profit organization that aims towards developing medical health facilities in densely populated areas in Bangladesh. Currently, the are in the works of building a hospital to create state-of-the-art health care for residents in the country.
These two projects are perfect examples of how the community can help each other. We’ve talked about community in a city and helping each other out but now we’re getting to the big picture and that is the international community. It’s important to never forget the people around the world and those that need any sort of help. These two projects are amazing and show that their achievement will make for a better community for either those children or for those people that need the medical treatment that they currently can’t have.
Do you have any international project you are working on? Always outreach into the community to help achieve the goals!