1,000 Bag Lunches for the Homeless
The families at Johnson’s Tiger-Rock Martial Arts in Cary are making 1,000 bag lunches for the Raleigh Rescue Mission over 10 Saturdays. Kids ranging from 5-15 years old and their parents came together to demonstrate a valued tenet in Tae Kwon Do: Community. On May 31st, they made a little headway, already making 100 brown bag lunches for those experiencing homelessness in our area.
The Raleigh Rescue Mission provides shelter for those escaping domestic violence or who may be undergoing such financial hardships as underemployment/unemployment. In the month of December alone, they provided 2,494 nights of lodging to those in need right here in our community. (source: RRM Website) The Raleigh Rescue Mission helps to get these people back on their feet.
A significant part of being a martial arts athlete involves participating in community service opportunities like this one. And while many believe the role that martial arts plays is to develop great physical strength, a program can build up more than just the body of the student, but the heart and soul.
According to Tiger-Rock Instructor, Bryson Johnson, “The greatest honor for an instructor is to see their student taking the internal benefits from their lessons and using them for the good of the world. When this happens, there is no better reward!”