Asia and Danielle at my house working on finishing touches.

I’ll admit to a case of the jitters, like a first date. (Well, ok, that was a long time ago, but my memory is still sharp). 

Helping Hand Casino Night is this evening and volunteers and supporters are more than prepared. So, a bit of nervousness is normal for me the day of an event.  No matter how well one is prepared, you can’t control  the weather or computers. My printer broke yesterday and we have a 25 mile an hour wind today. So it’s at this point I just look it in the face and say here we come!

In anycase, we hope to have a respectable turn out. It’s our maiden voyage here in the valley and it’s hard work building a network of supporters. Like pushing against the wind… But, we’re willing to do the work helping engage others to help us move the HIV/AIDS orphanage forward until completion.

I have watched Danielle Lewis, event coordinator and Giving Trip Volunteer, put heart and soul into this and it’s clear she’s doing it for the HIV/AIDS orphans she touched while in Cameroon. There’s nothing like seeing someone with passion in action.  Did I mention she’s studying medicine here in Arizona, so it’s not like she has a lot of time to do this kind of thing. As is with all her volunteers, they’re mostly working to become doctors of naturopathic medicine. I can’t tell you what a joy it’s been working along side her.

I have to do a shout out to our sponsors too. It never ceases to amaze me the generousness of business owners and managers. If they can give, they gladly give. It touches my heart and is such an encouragement that even in these tough times that do nothing but wear people down, business owners are fighting back, not forgetting to do good in the world.

I love what I do because I’ve met the most wonderful people along the way. This work on behalf of the forgotten ones in the world brings out the best in people.

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We can’t do it all, but we can all do something! JH