The Impact of Community Service

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Community service is one of many ways to help the surrounding community and make society a better place. There are many different forms of community service which include volunteering at local hospitals, churches, fire stations, clinics, and schools as well as other public or private organization within the community. Each task preformed at any of these establishments may help improve not only the economy of the society but help the performance of the organization. The efforts put forth to better the surroundings may benefit the host organization but the main reason to help is the eternal reward and the feeling of accomplishment towards others. Community service is self gratifying act which is beneficial society.

Some have always asserted that it's the government's job to take care of people in need and others claim that private charitable organizations and individuals can shoulder the whole burden of helping those in need. These viewpoints have even entered American political debate.

Both government and private assistance have their place. Government assistance will continue only if voters firmly express their desires to see the continuance of particular programs. Private assistance will continue only if enough of us ask ourselves, in our hearts, whether we can afford to give of ourselves. But I believe if people really cared about their community their would be no need for government involvement. People would donate their money to private organizations out of morality and for good of the community. Private organization should take over all community service programs so the government can focus on other issues that are more important.

Private assistance has done a great job in helping the community tremendously and government help is not needed. Eighty-six percent of Americans give to one or more charitable organizations (Sims 1). They represent all ages, incomes, occupations and education...