According to their motto - “Love, truth, and service to community” - Xingyang Volunteer Federation works to enhance people’s sense of social responsibility through providing them various volunteer opportunities.The office is in Xingyang, Henan province.
In Henan, there are passionate volunteers who dedicate their love to those who need help. I am one of them.
In June, the temperature is getting high, but there are people who still go out early in the morning and return late in the evening. They are cleaners. To create a clean and environment, they keep working even in the scorching weather. To gratitude their dedication, we launched an activity---sending drinking water to them. At 23 garbage transfer stations, there are free tea supply sties. The cleaners could drink green bean water or tea. I and other volunteers went to the sites to send water. The remotest became less cared. To let every cleaner drink water, I go to the southern and northern sites in the morning. Some friends said I don’t have to do that, because I would be tired to go so far away. I said nothing and I understood I am willing to do what I love, no matter how hard it is.
After the spring festival holiday, I got to know there are a brother and sister in Zhoutong Village who need help. They only person they could count on is their old father. Their mother passed away not long after the birth of the boy. When other babies were feeding by their mothers, the brothers and sisters had to be fed by the milk of a goat. When 2 dirty thin children with tangled hair appeared in front of me, I deeply understood the children without mother. The scene was just like in the movies or TV. If I tell you there are such miserable people nowadays, you would be shocked and moved. I could not help hugging the children. I gave the children all the cash I have. In the following days, I visited the children with gifts, bringing new sheets or clothes for them and cooked a meal for them. The picture seemed fixed. It seemed we are a happy family.
It is normal to help to do clean, cut hair or wash feet for the senior citizens in nursing house. Their smiles became the source of the happiness of my life. Building shelters for the needy children, supporting their tuition and caring their livings became indispensable in our lives. I am proud of my dedication for years. Dedication is a kind power which would spire us to develop. To dedicate passion without being paid back. To dedicate a sincere and pure heart is the source of my happiness. In Henan, I learned thankfulness, trust, unselfish help and love. My life is full of energy and the direction of life became clear.
Original article written by Ruiping Wang , translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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