By Davies Hood, Induron President
“Happiness comes from doing something of significance, and it really comes from doing something of significance for someone else.” – Nick Saban
Recently members of the Induron Team went to serve lunch at the Jimmie Hale Mission in downtown Birmingham for a second time. The above quote from Alabama football coach, Nick Saban, reminded me of a couple of the truly important parts of life: happiness and service.
We are always looking for ways to help others at Induron. Our ideal volunteer opportunity involves supporting the community and making our team stronger by working together for a great cause.
After hearing Tony Cooper, Executive Director of The Jimmie Hale Mission speak last year, I’ve felt strongly about having Induron volunteer with the organization. Since 1944, The Jimmie Hale Mission has been a shelter for the homeless and a feeding station for the hungry in Birmingham. For many, the Mission has not been their last stop but the first step toward a changed life.
Our second time around, we knew a little more about what to expect, and again, once we showed up to work, we could see that the staff at Jimmie Hale was extremely organized. We took several people from our staff, and some of us were put behind the counter to serve plates while others were out front to pour drinks.
We served about 75 people that day. The men who received lunch were very appreciative; a number of them made a point to thank us for serving. It was very rewarding. All of our employees enjoyed it and were impressed with the organization as a whole. It was also humbling to see that the people we were serving looked no different from us. We could all find ourselves in that position one day if faced with certain circumstances.
To read more about The Jimmie Hale Mission’s history, programs, success stories, how you can help and more, check out their website.
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