Saturday, December 27, 2014

Mariam Patel - ZF Rescue Ranger 2014 Report

I liked the CAN DO-er project because we had fun making stuff out of cans. I liked it when we made the well. We worked together as a team to build it. The boys tried to make Mario but it kept on falling. Instead they made a fence around the well. We made the well with a lot of cans and we put a bucket for the little thing that pulls up water. Once the judges came to see the well we gave the cans to the local food bank so that the needy people could have some. We also won the award for being the most creative team.

The rare disease day which my dad organized was also fun. I liked the skits that we made along with my friends. We learned about a few different diseases which are very rare. We did lots of research and we found that the names of the diseases were very difficult to spell and pronounce.

I also learned that it is nice to help people in need. And with a good team helping people can also be fun.

Mariam Patel
ZF Rescue Ranger

Friday, December 26, 2014

My year as a Rescue Ranger

I have been part of the Rescue Rangers team since 2013. Every year we do interesting projects. Here is a report on my 2014 projects. 

My favorite projects were the Rare Disease Awareness project and the ‘CAN Do-ers’. The Rare Disease Awareness Day was conducted on April 19th. This year we also added the organ donation theme to the program since April is also called ‘Donate Life’ month. In the program we did many skits with my friends to raise awareness about special needs children. Also my dad shared a slideshow about my transplant journey.

For the ‘CAN DO-ers’ project we initially tried to make a Mario just like the game super smash bros but then we decided to make a fence around the well that the girls’ team had made.  All the cans were donated to the local food bank. To close the year, we did a winter coat campaign which ended on Dec 2nd on the ‘Giving Tuesday’ Day.

In all these projects I learned that helping people is good for the people that you help and it is also good for us as we feel good after helping others. And working as a team was fun.

Yusuf Patel
ZF Rescue Ranger

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Being A Rescue Ranger

Already, a year has past since we started the Rescue Rangers project! During that year I did a lot of projects, Philippines Typhoon Disaster, Indonesia Volcano Relief, Childrens Hospital, Candoers project, Giving the Gift of Cattles, and the Winter Campaign. We did many things for each of these projects. Like, bake sales, movie nights, and many more fun and interesting events. Like one unique one as we went to the farmers market and set up games and things to sell and we raised a lot of money from that. We also went to Boscovs a few times. I crocheted a blanket and auctioned it, to raise money for the Childrens Hospital. It bid up to around $60. Also all the other members one their own helped the needy, during this year. I learned a lot more and hope to continue. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

what a year for Rescue Rangers by Adam H.

          I am fortunate that I am a part of the Rescue Rangers. I am an active member. I have helped raise money for the poor. We held events at the ZF center so we can bring people in to help support us. The Can-doers met to build a well out of food cans. We collected a lot of cans to feed the hungry  in Delaware for the food bank. We had so much fun building the well. We couldn't have done it without friends helping us. A lot of  people came to our movie events. I helped make a skit with my sister. We had an opportunity  to bring people in so they can come to support us. I learned a lot by being part of the Rescue Rangers. I learned about countries such as Philippines, Indonesia, India, Ethiopia and so much more. I got to go to a hospital in Philadelphia to help kids with rare diseases. My favorite part is the movie because I helped collect money. It made me feel responsible. I enjoy helping people. I look forward to doing more things in the future.