Submitted by: LTC (Ret) Derrick A. Corbett, SAI
On November 2nd, the Alvarado High School (Alvarado, Texas) JROTC scholars volunteered at Alvarado’s Helping Hands for Jesus (HHFJ). Each month our goal is to engage in a community activity that positively impacts the community. The JROTC scholars augment the HHFJ team once a month to support its mission of feeding families in the community so that no family is hungry. Our JROTC scholars actively commit to and serve a purpose higher than themselves. They work as a team to prepare/ fill food requirements and replenish food stocks in support of our local families. This effort is truly the personification of the mission of Army JROTC which is “To Motivate Young People To Become Better Citizens”. While they were outside of the classroom for several hours on this day, the JROTC scholars were inspired and empowered by serving others.