Yesterday, we watched as an almost official President Obama painted the insides of a homeless shelter, and as he did so, asked many people in the press (who were blinding his efforts to paint with camera flashes), "What are you doing on this Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday to serve our country and your community?" To which one of the photographers replied, "Following you around taking photos," or something of that nature. The President just shook his head in disappointment. Wouldn't it have been great if one of us GMCH supporters had been in the crowd of people and had jumped up, with glee, to suggest volunteering time for a good cause with us? And then asked President Obama if he wanted a tour of the House, lunch with our families and to come to Autumn Celebration next year? Ahhhh, yes - brings new meaning to the word "hope" that he was talking about today...!
Of course, GMCH doesn't just get you in and out. It is a bit more involved, but more rewarding than that photographer would have ever probably imagined. After all; this House is Life.
For more information about volunteering at GMCH, please visit http://georgemark.org/www/volunteers/index.htm