Volunteering, occasional community service for local events, helping someone get work and an honest day’s pay, giving some solid advice to a good friend…these are generous acts of humility. Someone once said no matter how much such an act might help the beneficiary, no act of kindness is ever completely altruistic. Well, we’re here to say that’s just fine, because there’s nothing wrong with taking inspiration from a beautiful human interaction.
Each year, Mountain Valley Spring Water gets involved with a myriad of community events that need some support for their volunteers, and we roll out the hydration stations.
We’re always so proud to be able to donate our water to one-of-a-kind causes like the Ouachita Challenge, and it’s nice to have the opportunity to serve as the official water sponsor at destination festivals like Luck Reunion or SOBE. These are by far our favorite days on the job, but mostly because of the friendships we make along the way; handing out water in inclement weather with the water warriors we meet in the trenches, chatting with the folks who came to eat and drink until they pop, welcoming the friends who find our booth at events and recharge with us for a spell.
Participating in these kinds of things brings all the feels, and we’re pretty sure volunteering gives you some endorphins you weren’t tapping into. There are all kinds of ways to get involved in your communities, and we can’t recommend it enough. If you can’t commit to a weekly or monthly post, food bank programs always need a little extra care around the holidays.
Want to keep your advocacy in your friend circle? That’s cool too. Lead an evening of skill building. Teach each other helpful soft skills like how to sew, or learn new things like glass bottle cutting together. When it comes to DIY nights like this, the possibilities are endless.
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