I became a resident assistant in order to help others. I learned early on that the greatest thing a person could have is someone they could talk to and who could help them get through difficult times. I'm there for my residents whenever they need me and I extend that helping hand (or shoulder) to anyone who needs it. It may not be grand or over the top but it is the little things that help people the most sometimes.
I am participating in order to help others make a stand and find the support they need in order to overcome whatever difficulties they may be encountering in life.