This guest post is contributed by Jung Fitzpatrick, a former AmeriCorps VISTA member, and staffer here at Idealist.org.
When I called my mom about going home for the Thanksgiving holiday, she told me she was going to volunteer at the Brandin’ Iron. (You may know the BI from a quick mechanical bull riding scene in Borat.)
BI was going to serve a Thanksgiving meal to the hungry. What else was I supposed to do but say, “Hey, count me in!” I loved the idea of volunteering with my mom.
On the day, my mom and I along with my brother, Sean, and his friend, Will, all headed to BI. My mom country line dances every week at the BI and heard about the volunteer opportunity from there. As it turns out, Continue reading