Los Angeles, CAUSA
Hometown: Los Angeles
August 21, 2013
I know that it's the right thing to do. I don't feel that I need a reason or motivation to help someone else. If I can, then I should.
When I see a homeless person in my area, I think of what I can do to help this person. I see if there's any change I can give him or her if he or she is willing to accept it. If not, then I try to say hello and talk a bit. I want to show him or her that he or she matters. We live in a world where the majority of people ignore the homeless, choosing to think of them not as people but merely part of the landscape. I try to think of homeless people as people just like me, and I know from personal experience that human interaction, conversation, and just acknowledgement of one's existence is essential to human welfare.
Hello! My name is Matthew Cabrera. I grew up in Los Angeles and went to high school at Loyola High School where I participated in community service. I graduated from UCLA in 2010 where I was active in community service with Circle K and Intervarsity.