Inspiring Forward: A Commitment to Giving Back

We connected with Regiannia Thompson (RT), who volunteered with an organization called First Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL, on a mission dedicated to distributing essential goods and food to those in need. 

AC: What organization or local cause did you volunteer for? 

RT: I volunteered for First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Al. 

AC: Can you please provide an overview of their mission? 

RT: I partnered with my church to actively participate in initiatives to give back and support our local community. 

AC: Was this your first time volunteering for this organization or cause? Please elaborate. 

RT: This was my first-time volunteering with the church, but I’ve helped out at food drives and giveaways before. 

AC: Where there any requirements for this type of volunteerism? 

RT: There were no requirements. 

AC: Why did you choose to volunteer here for your Day of Giving? 

RT: My daughters were participating in the backpack giveaway in the city and asked me to tag along. 

AC: Can you tell us about your volunteer experience? What did you do? Did your time volunteering meet your expectations? 

RT: I helped prepare backpacks for them to distribute in the city and also assisted in packing bags for people who came to collect food. 

AC: What would you like to share to encourage others to volunteer their time and energy locally? 

RT: “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands- one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn 

AC: Are there any links to the organization, additional educational resources, etc. that you would like to share? 

RT: I had a great time. It was quick paced, and I did not realize so much time had gone by. 8 hours made a difference in over 200 lives.