The Role Of Altruism In The Derby Community

Decent Essays

Altruism is the selflessness acts of an individual in which they involve themselves into the lives of other individuals in the hopes of positively affecting their feelings and/or well-beings. “Altruism and empathy permit the assessment of the extent to which volunteers perform voluntary service for selfless reasons” (Veludo-de-Oliveira, Pallister, & Foxall, 2015, p. 375). Veludo-de-Oliveira, Pallister, and Foxall believe in order for an interaction to be an altruistic one, “Firstly, the act must have the intention of benefit-ing others; secondly, the act must be initiated voluntarily by the helper; and thirdly, there should be no expectation of any reward from external sources.” (2015, p. 378). Altruism can be found in several communities …show more content…

According to an article written on November 23, 2017 by staff at the Valley Independent Sentinel, “Derby firefighters prepared and delivered more than 60 Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens and people in need Wednesday.” (2017). The fire department teamed up TEAM Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program and the Derby Housing Authority to obtain a list of individuals who would be alone on Thanksgiving. This occasion provided many individuals with food along with comforting auras. Thanks to a press release also done by the Valley Independent Sentinel, the advertisement created by House Republican leader, Themis Klarides, and State Representative, Nicole Klarides- Ditria, gained further exposure. The Klarides sisters, with help from the Errera Community Care Center of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, are collecting donations for Connecticut veterans. They are collecting clothes, grooming and bodily maintenance materials and games for the convenience of veterans from December 6, 2017 to December 20, 2017. This year marks “the 2nd Annual Donation Drive to Help Connecticut Veterans” (2017). This phenomenon will positively affect the well-being of veterans, which in return will also boost their internal feelings and

Get Access