Friday, April 23, 2010

My Empathy Paper

Empathy Paper

For my empathy project, I went to the Lutheran Church of Hope and packaged meals for the people in Haiti. What I learned from the experience is that what they are getting compared to what we get at our houses, was amazing.

The project started when we arrived and got signed in. Next we had to watch a video on what to do and how to do it. We were assigned to a table and worked with another family. We all had fun packaging meals. Everything that went into the meals was dry. To package the meals, we had to put some dried vegetables; some protein, which I think was soy; vitamin powder; and, some rice in a bag. Then we had to weigh it to a certain weight. After that we had to seal it tight on a heat strip. The sealed bag was put on these squares and then after we had two bags on each square we could start putting the bags into the box. The last things were to tape the box shut with a tape gun and then put it with a bunch of other completed boxes. I think all together Lutheran Church of Hope packaged 2.5 million meals. But our group packaged 3024 meals in all.

We did this because many people lost their homes, and family members because of the horrifying earthquake. They need food. What I thought was amazing is what we get compared to what they get in Haiti. Put yourself in their shoes, how would you feel if you had to just add water to all the stuff that we put into the meals? So think about what you get, stuff like hamburgers, ice cream, steaks, and pork chops.

I still had a lot of fun packaging meals, and we also got to meet some new people while doing it to that was a good thing.

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