A month ago, we wanted to do something that would benefit the community. Every time we would come to our FII Fellows meeting, we see all the homeless people in the park next to the office. We decided to help.
Three of the Fellows, Mirna Lazcano, Mary Munoz, and Evelyn Ramos, met at the office early and made burritos. When the other Fellows arrived, we went out into the park and distributed them to the homeless. “It felt great to be able to help others people that are going through a hard time. To see their face full of joy made me feel thankful to have a roof over my head and food. It made me realize that we should be thankful for the things we have,” said Evelyn.
Another Fellow Ramon Dorado noted, “We can find homeless people in almost every main street, park, and bus stations in town. When you help people, and listen to their stories and everything they’ve been through, you realize that anyone can end up in the streets, without any money, and without a home. This was a positive experience for all the fellows, FII has given us their support and we also have to help others around us.” Hugo Montes recalled, “As we distributed the burritos, people seemed happy. It felt great to be able to help and feel grateful for everything that we have.”
We all left the experience grateful for what we have, and realizing how many of our fellow residents are in need of help and how much there is that still needs to be done to help them.