I volunteer with my local emergency services organization. For several weeks I have been preparing full time for a huge, multi-state disaster exercise. This work has taken time away from my writing, but I feel I am contributing to the community by doing it. The volunteer activity also contributes to my writing by enhancing my ability to tell stories containing disasters.
I recommend you also volunteer to help your community. Not only will your community benefit, you too will benefit.
“I believe doing good deeds is the purpose of life.”
— Kameekim in Flurfy’s Secret by Lester D. Crawford