Running Before We Could Walk

 

Our service term has started and we’re in full swing! While we settle into our host sites and get to know our mentors, we’re also learning a great deal about Jacksonville and the needs and interests of the community.
Members Krystal Kelly, Sheila Rahimpour, and Lauren Hudak
work on the siding of Habitat for Humanity home.
Photo by Tatiana Giustizia
The North Florida Health Corps has already begun making a difference in Jax with not one, but two Saturdays at Beaches Habitat for Humanity. Our members sported hard hats and got their hands dirty in order to provide affordable housing for low-income families.

"My favorite part was helping to build a house. I did not think I could do that type of work, but I was able to contribute to the project, which was a good feeling. It was a fun and positive experience."
-Sheila Rahimpour

Our outside service impact doesn’t stop there. NFHC members have found a variety of ways to serve the community with events like the Girls Gone Green “VegFest” and training in Question, Persuade, and Refer suicide prevention with Florida Youth Suicide Prevention. Look for posts about these soon!

We’re looking forward to a fun, service-filled term with plenty of news to keep our reader’s updated! 

If you are in the Jacksonville, FL area and your organization would like to partner on a health-related service project, please contact us

- Abby Bradford