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.
At about 13:00 on January, 10th, 14 volunteers from Xingyang Volunteer Federation went to a nursing home. They were going to cut hair for the elderly people.
In the long corridor, we placed several chairs. While we organized the equipment, connections and wires, several old people were waiting. We helped them to sit down and began to cut their hair carefully. For those who were not able to move freely, our volunteers would hold them or bring them wheelchairs. As we cut the hair, other volunteers were cleaning the hair on the floor.
The hairdressers were stylish and pretty, but they worked hard. Each of them cut hair for about 20 elderly persons. When they saw the elderly people and their long nails, they also took out their cutters and cut their nails for them.
The senior citizens were very happy. It was almost as though the hairdressers were pious sons and daughters who were cutting their mother's and father's hair. The hairdressers served each person carefully and patiently.
At the end of the day, we had cut the hair of over 100 elderly people. Seeing their kind smiles, we did not regret our errand. When I carried a 86-year-old grandfather to his room, the grandfather asked me if we would come and cut hair for them again. I told him we would come again. We were only able to provide a bit of help and there is much more that needs to be done. We hope more volunteers will join us and help more needy people.
Original article written by Zengliang Zhang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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