As a minister, I can’t stress enough the importance of volunteering and the impacts it has on creating a better society. Coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo, I had first heard of Planned Parenthood on TV and immediately knew that I wanted to get involved. Planned Parenthood provides services important to people’s livelihoods and I wanted to help address the need of this organization. As I now live in Portland, I continuously volunteer with Planned Parenthood and receive such satisfaction in doing so. I think that people need to disassociate any negative stigma towards this organization and to come join the team of supporters. Thank you, Francis.