Photo club members unload supplies outside Mission Arlington. Photo by senior Youan-Esai Miranda.

Photo club members went to Mission Arlington to volunteer to help those in need.

Sophomore Giancarlo Kuk Garranza experienced something new by volunteering at Mission Arlington.

For his first time volunteering Garranza said it was a good feeling to help others and he believes students should volunteer.

“I think it’s good to help and give back to the community,” Garranza said.

Club sponsor Matt Redden said he volunteered a lot as a Boy Scout and in high school. Volunteering makes him “feel great to sacrifice his time for others.”

“I think if you’re given a gift for a reason then giving back is a wonderful way to serve your community,” Redden said.

Redden created interest for students to volunteer and delegated the task to club members.

He believes students should volunteer because it gives them a chance to give back to their community. To serve others is the first step to any role of leadership, Redden said.

Sophomore Karen Garcia was another club member who volunteered.

This wasn’t Garcia’s first time volunteering. She has volunteered before and would volunteer again.

Garcia said she helped sort canned food, organized clothes and cleaned. Garcia said students should volunteer because it’s a good experience to go through and studnets would learn a lot.

“I like helping,” Garcia said. “I wanted to try something new.”

Youan-Esai Miranda

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