This summer I volunteered at the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation. It is a wonderful center that helps people overcome their housing problems. I have heard the stories of people that are struggling to maintain their housing finances, and have received helped from the advisors at Cypress. However, there was a lot of work to be done without a sufficient amount of people to finish the tasks. I volunteered with my sister. We helped organize files, take phone calls, and log information on a computer. The work environment itself was very friendly and welcoming. I am glad to be apart of something that helps the community and will continue to volunteer throughout high school.