|Huang Yueying, my mother, is called "five-star volunteer" by people in our neighborhood.
Weilan Hai'an ("blue coast") is a community in Nanshan District, in Shenzhen, in South China's Guangdong Province. The family of Huang Yueying is well-known in the community. Huang and her husband, Chen Xuming, participate in various volunteer activities. Their harmonious family cares about residents in their community, and especially about people in need.
|Since 2002, Mom has participated in various volunteer activities, for a combined 5,000-plus hours.
|Everyone in our community knows "if you have a difficulty, turn to Sister Huang for help."
|My mother is always busy providing volunteer services, such as supporting students from poor families, environmental protection, being a blood donor and visiting elderly residents who live alone.
|Influenced by Mom's kind deeds, more and more residents have joined the team of volunteers.
|My father participates in volunteer services as well. He has established a workshop in our community to help residents learn insurance-related knowledge.
|Mom and Dad set a good example for me and my brother to follow.
|We become volunteers at charity bazaars, we donate money to students from impoverished families, and we show filial piety to the elderly.
|Our family members work together to contribute our strength to build a harmonious community.
(Women of China English Monthly December 2021 issue)