national volunteer week

Written by Pamela Veeder, who volunteers at Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning and is a 2014 Volunteer Story Contest winner

There was a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and we wrote a letter. We didn't write, at first. At first, we talked with shock and horror, trying to process and share what we knew. A difficult struggle, to express deep emotions with surface level words in a common language which is uncommonly challenging. But we did it. We knit together our heartbreak and sorrow with bits and pieces of the language we share. We grieved together in fragmented English and full understanding of one another's pain.


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