DIY Community Outreach

You know we improve homes, properties, and businesses, but this is about the last part + improving lives. As with most humans, time is my most precious resource. And I am committed to giving some of that time each year to provide compassionate services to those in need. If there is one thing I learned during my time in the service, we give power to our words through our actions (or inaction) and deeds.

A DIY attitude means doing things myself before asking or seeking them out from others. When I combined my DIY mindset with my commitment to serve, I saw a larger purpose: the DIY approach is ideal for meaningful community engagement. Many disadvantaged communities are reluctant to ask for help. We take the initiative to seek out those who could use a hand and reach out to them. We take our volunteerism and compassion on the road!

Outreach provides services to any population that might not otherwise have access to those services. A key component of outreach is that the group providing it is not stationary but mobile; in other words, it involves meeting someone in need of an outreach service at the location where they are. Compared with traditional service providers, outreach services are provided closer to where people may reside; efforts are often voluntary, and few, if any, enforceable obligations. Outreach is often meant to fill in the gap in the services provided by mainstream (often governmental) services and is usually carried out by non-profit, non-governmental organizations.

Service referrals

If you or someone you know comes to your mind when you read the paragraph above, please get in touch with me and see if they are candidates for my DIY Community Outreach initiative.

Volunteer Therapy

Give back to yourself while helping others. If you or someone you know can benefit from the mindfulness and compassion found in helping others, please let me know and see what we have planned for any upcoming DIY Community Outreach initiatives and how you can join our outreach.

This service maximizes mindfulness and healing opportunities for veterans, first responders, and healthcare professionals. 

We focus on veterans, first responders, and healthcare professionals but are open to anyone who has experienced a traumatic event and would benefit from volunteer therapy. No skill of any kind is necessary or needed to participate.

Mindfulness in practice involves developing the skill of bringing one’s attention to whatever is happening in the present moment. All the other things are still there, but helping others seems to be an antidote for the cluttered mind.

Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves. Our mission is to practice active compassion to alleviate another’s suffering. Compassion involves allowing ourselves to be moved by suffering and experiencing the motivation to help and prevent it. Its helpfulness defines an act of compassion. The difference between sympathy and compassion is that the former responds to suffering from sorrow and concern, while the latter responds with warmth and care.