One volunteer said, “They remind me of my own parents who passed away.” said one volunteer. GPF-Korea’s Daegu Chapter volunteers connected the the traditional spirit of the extended family as they served hot meals to seniors at a local meal center. The slivering population in Korea is a growing concern. Many seniors struggle to meet even basic needs such daily meals. Service pulls together alienated sectors of society through love and can address the most pressing issue of today.
The original article appears on GPF-Korea.
Written By CHICO 05-23-2013 09:40:37
Ten members of GPF-Korea Daegu Chapter volunteered at a meal center for single elderly in Dalsung-gun Senior Community Center, in Daegu City on April 25.
The Daegu Chapter members cooked and served rice and side dishes to 300 seniors. Each senior got an extra side dish of wishes for a long and healthy life.
One volunteer said, “They remind me of my own parents who passed away.” She said she wanted to do something nice for the seniors as if they were her own parents who were no longer with her.
The volunteers from the Daegu Chapter were exhausted, but happy that they made so many elderly smile. They felt proud. Many of the volunteers expressed a desire to continue to serve.
Daegu Chapter plans to serve at the meal center for those in need on a regular basis.