I hopped onto a zoom call with the Kalamazoo County Abuse Task Force and I helped them with their annual report data compiling. My former supervisor reached out to me and asked if I could meet with the board to see if that there are any other substances or methods in which I am seeing as a young adult when it comes to substance abuse. I just helped them create data tables and compile data from the local high school's back home. We all just talked about things while compiling the data and Ashley knew I wanted to help out any way that I could since the youth component (the youth action team) was basically non-existent due to COVID-19. She also wanted a younger perspective since the task force is most comprised of middle aged men and women.
I went to play with the cats at the humane society. I made sure not to agitate the ones who wanted to be left alone. But I made sure to interact with the cats that wanted to play. This helps with their socialization and the possible anxiety those cats could feel with multiple people around.
I gave blood, that took over an hour, but I only put one because I don't think sitting in line counts. I also ran the registration booth for an hour. I checked people in and I made sure that everyone had their rapid passes/questionnaires filled out so they could go through the screening process. I also helped out in the canteen for an hour. This work entailed that I restocked snacks for those who gave blood. I wiped down tables where people sat to make sure that the space was clean and I also checked on the people who donated blood to make sure they 1) didn't pass out 2) got a trash bag if they needed to throw up
I participated with my father in Stuff the Blue Goose and we were out there from 8-4:30pm. We sat outside the front of the Three Rivers Walmart and collected donations (monetary to purchase non perishable food items/clothes/toys, winter clothing, children's toys and non perishable food items) for the Salvation Army for the area. We also handed out coloring books and stickers to kids and information about cyber safety/normal safety to parents :)
We do this every year since he's friend/colleague Todd Peterson created Stuff the Blue Goose like 10+ years ago? idk i've been doing this for a very long time and i love talking to the kids about the police cars :)
I worked with the weekly leads, Laurel and Melissa, and other people to pack sack meals for children in the Keweenaw schooling area. We also discussed how the packing for Thanksgiving break will work as well.
I worked with the weekly leads, Laurel and Melissa, and other people to pack sack meals for children in the Keweenaw schooling area.
I got to my shift early to the Blood drive and I helped to set up the layout for the blood drive itself. Then after helping set up tables and I helped bring in supplies and equipment, I set up the canteen. I cleaned tables off and I put food/drinks out for people who gave blood.