Iowa City, IA

Direct Action

Was supposed to volunteer at the Salvation Army in Iowa City, but my contact there was out sick today unfortunately. Without her being in the office, I wasn’t able to volunteer there. So, I headed to Goodwill, bought backpacks, filled them with socks, hats, toiletries, food, and water. I passed out one of the bags to somebody in need, and, after talking to the gentleman, I also picked up a phone card for him. Keeping bags in the car is something I encourage others to do if they’re so inclined. You never know when you’ll be able to make a difference, so it’s best to be prepared.