For my day of service, I traveled to the AFYA Foundation in Yonkers. We helped them sort huge amounts of medical supplies in order to dispose of expired supplies, before sending the good supplies to Syrian refugees in refugee camps.
Before working with AFYA, I did realize how many medical supplies are wasted in the US. It was very meaningful to be able to salvage these supplies that were going to be wasted and give them to people who desperately need them. I take so much for granted living in the US, but this experience helped me to remember that so many people do not even have access to simple things like band-aids. This experience made me wonder how I could help to make sure that more medical supplies are not wasted, but given to those in need.