A Project for Better Journalism chapter

Demons Can Be Angels


Here at Greenway, there are many students who volunteer and contribute to their community. They enjoy the feeling they get from helping out their community. These green and gold blooded heroes believe there is no better feeling in the world than the satisfaction that comes with being there for others.

For a day every other week, Eric Johanson volunteers at a food pantry. Johanson makes bags of food for the homeless and people who can’t afford food. He enjoys helping because the people are always thankful towards him. Eric has been volunteering for about three years now.

Angelina Rodriguez volunteered at a dog shelter. Her duties included checking in on the dogs. Rodriguez states she likes volunteering because ” [she] knows that [she is] doing the right thing and making a difference.” However, she finds it difficult seeing what people have done to the dogs.

McKenzie Aune said she has been volunteering at a dog and a homeless shelter since she was 15 years old. At the dog shelter, Aune cleans the cages and feeds the dogs. As for the homeless shelter, she serves food in a dining hall. McKenzie chose to volunteer because she loves helping others.

Every year in November, Maggie Galbraith volunteers with her church by painting houses. She enjoys helping because of the gratitude people show her, stating that it feels rewarding in a sense.

Volunteering doesn’t always have to be something big and extreme. It can be a small effort to makes someone’s day just a bit better. If you would like to help your community, there are a variety of ways to get involved. If you have an interest in serving your community check out clubs like NHS and Key Club here at Greenway. Mr. Morales is sponsors Key Club and Mr. Jarrell is in charge of NHS. It’s never too late to make a difference.