Today we went to the Healing Center to begin our day. While there, we learned about their philosophy. The Healing Center focuses on the whole person. Their facility was impressive. They provide food to guests ever fourteen days and clothing every 30 days. They also focus heavily on the Hispanic community, which is underserved in the Cincinnati area. While there Erica, Nida, Paige, Noel, and Abigail sorted food and gave it out to guests. Charles, Brittni, Theresa, Kristin, and Jaime sorted clothing based upon age and gender. Zach operated machinery to move sorted donations around like a boss. The Healing Center provides assistance to over 6,000 households.
After the Healing Center, we went to Matthew 25 Ministries. Matthew 25 Ministries focuses on helping those displaced from their homes based on a variety of factors. We saw a video talking about the history of Matthew 25 and their mission. We learned about the pallets they send around the world. Matthew 25 Ministries was started in 1990 after a trip to Nicaragua showed the founder immense poverty. Matthew 25 Ministries focuses on recovering excess products, which were deemed no longer useful by companies. While there, we sorted clothes that will be sent abroad to those in need.
We went to Chick-fil-a for dinner and then went to the Cincinnati Cyclones game. The Cyclones are a minor league hockey team. We all got Cyclones shirts and got spirited. We sat around really nice people and even met someone who hated kU! We had a great time cheering on the Cyclones to a victory.