Rhonda C: Why I Volunteer
I volunteer because when I consider all the hurting souls in the world–the impoverished, the oppressed, the disadvantaged, the marginalized–I know that, without a doubt, I could so easily find myself in their shoes. It is only by God’s grace that I might be in a better place right now.
And when I have journeyed through trials or difficult times in my life, others were there for me; they encouraged me with prayers, generously offered gifts I could never repay, and blessed me with little acts of kindness. Through the selfless love of others, God showed me I was not alone, and there was hope.
If we’re honest, we are ALL broken, and we are ALL just one or two circumstances away from finding ourselves in need of help. Not all of us have the resources, time, or abilities to travel to countries heavily burdened with poverty and oppression, or give large amounts of money to remedy all that is broken in the world. But WE CAN EACH DO SOMETHING. That’s why we’re here: to spread the news of unconditional love and grace to mankind. To let others know they are not alone, that there is Hope, for right now and for their future generations.
Why do I volunteer?
Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. Proverbs 14:31
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me. Matthew 25:14
Rhonda C has volunteered for Free The Girls since 2011. She is active in the anti-human trafficking movement in Northern Colorado and is the coordinator for the annual awareness and giving event, “A Night For Freedom.” Rhonda works as a substitute elementary teacher and sales consultant for Threads Worldwide, a fair trade source for handmade accessories. She has two grown daughters and lives with her husband in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Free The Girls is pleased to celebrate National Volunteer Week by highlighting some of our active volunteers and their reasons for volunteering. As you may know, Free The Girls only has five part-time employees, all of whom work from home on their own computers. Likewise, our volunteer base of almost 100 people across the United States work out of their homes, churches, and schools to help us fulfill our mission to provide economic empowerment to survivors of sex trafficking.