Trinity senior Nathaniel Burney is a member of the Youth Board for the non-profit organization, Sanders, Trowel and Ward Center for Excellence in Louisville, KY. This summer the organization assigned students elderly seniors in their community to contact and check on daily. Nathaniel went above and beyond expectations by surprising his three ladies, who are his church members, with flowers, cards and food over multiple occasions. Nathaniel also hung green lights the organization purchased for the ladies. “My favorite part of volunteering was knowing how happy and special I was making these ladies feel. They would always talk about me to their other friends and just knowing that I was making someone’s day, week or maybe even longer gave me a feeling of happiness,” Nathaniel said.
“I learned many lessons from my time helping my three ladies. One of those lessons is that people could always use a call every now and then, especially your loved ones. Another lesson is that even the smallest acts of kindness can have the biggest effects on someone. The ladies and their friends and family told me that the calls, cards, and flower meant so much to them. The third lesson is, no matter how busy you are you can always do something to help brighten someone’s day.”
“Trinity has helped foster my sense of serving others because it has taught me that always doing good for others is a rewarding way to live my life under God.”Nathaniel Burney ’21
Thank you for serving your community, Nathaniel! We are proud!