When I first heard about the local corps, I was a high school dropout. I’d spent two years pretty much doing nothing with my life but I wanted to do something right and help out.
Every first Saturday of each month, the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps has a food bank. I like helping others so I started volunteering. I’d show up at 6 am to set up the food stations, and then hand out the food to homeless people and those who needed it. It felt good. Even though I was in a really bad place in my life, through volunteering I could do something meaningful. Helping out others made me feel more alive.