National Event Gets People To Give Back

Carlos Villalobos

Updated: 12/04/2013 4:05 am

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Tyrone Dilworth is doing what he normally does on Tuesday, volunteer at the Salvation Army.

He started volunteering a year ago, and has been coming back ever since.

Dilworth said the reason he's come back so much is knowing that he is helping out not only the organization, but the community.

"Knowing that someone will be helped around here. That things that I do it helps in the store, in the warehouse sorting out things, making sure they are right to go in the store for the public. Things like that make you feel a little bit important," Dilworth said.

Dilworth isn't the only person giving his time to help out his community.

Giving Tuesday is a national event that happens the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and it's popularity has grown.

The event started 2 years ago with the goal of getting people to donate their time or money to local charities.  Since then, the event has grown tremendously with different companies and organizations using the hashtag Giving Tuesday in order to bring awareness to the event.

Dilworth said volunteering can do more than just give you a good feeling.

For him, volunteering has improved the way he interacts with those he works with and others.

"People skills is one of the number one skill you got to have here. You have to learn to deal with people that may not be very cooperative, so then you learn how to deal with them," Dilworth said.

Dilworth knows that the time and energy he puts into helping goes a long way, and thinks other should consider giving their time as well.

"There is a lot of different of other things besides the warehouse you can do like preparing meals. Sometimes you can just talk to someone, a little counseling here and there. It's just the small things," Dilworth said.
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