Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said … “People increasingly form alliances and come together to overcome common problems.” That is exactly the position that we should have today regarding improving the community. Each of us can and should participate in some way to make our community better.
Community change does not happen unless we take some kind of action. You may ask yourself: how can I get involved? You may say: what can I do? I’m only one person. Here’s some food for thought: There are hundreds of charities, community organizations, youth centers, after school programs, faith based organizations, schools, and initiatives where you can volunteer to help.
It’s easy to get started. Think about areas where you have an interest or areas where others have said, “You’re really good at that”. Chances are these areas may be a part of your purpose in life. Your challenge is to get involved with three steps.
- Make up your mind to make a difference… today.
- Identify the action you will take based on the purpose God has given you for your life.
- Don’t just sit there, do something.
A three strand cord cannot be broken. In other words, when we come together for the greater good, we form a strong bond and there’s nothing that we cannot accomplish together. The community is better when we work together. You can help by volunteering. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
(This is a partial list.)
- 100 Black Men
- Boys & Girls Club
- Bryant Center
- Election Commission
- Empowerment Network
- Girls Incorporated
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hope Center for Kids
- Humane Society
- Literacy Center of the Midlands
- Malcolm X Foundation
- Midlands Mentoring Partnership
- Omaha Food Bank
- Open Door Mission
- Salvation Army
Do your part to make the community better. Remember, the community is better when we work together.