Supporting our community is important, especially in areas many people overlook. We all need to start fighting to help at-risk adolescents succeed, for our entire community’s sake. All around us programs are in place for communities in need, but they aren’t receiving the help, funding or volunteers they need. Here’s what you can do to make a difference: Become aware and get involved!
The El Dorado Park area of Fresno specifically needs extra attention. Thousands of people drive past this area, just west of Bulldog Stadium, every day without giving it any thought, but our community needs us. Many of us can’t dedicate consistent time to serve, but there are other ways to help.
If you have time, help with Saturday Sports for children or serve the hungry through Wesley United Methodist Church. If you have no time, donate financially to the Boys and Girls Clubs to help buy new books, sports equipment, or craft supplies, or donate items to the Pink Cow thrift shop.
For more information on community involvement, contact the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning located at Fresno State.
Sierra Huckaby, Clovis