She is a senior at OSU and a Marine Option Midshipman in Naval ROTC, who can often be found checking in neighbors during our drive-thru. Prior to that role, Emma did a lot of stocking and shopping for the pantry. Her poised leadership, patience, and adaptability continue to impress. The regular volunteers for her shifts have welcomed her as part of their family, more of which you can read about in her own words here:
I started volunteering at Heart to Heart in fall 2019 with a student group from Ohio State. I really enjoyed the environment and people at Heart to Heart so I began signing up on my own. Since my class schedule changes each semester, I’ve gotten to sign up for the pantry, shopping, restocking, and unloading meat. The past few semesters, I’ve loved volunteering during the Tuesday morning pantry. The group of volunteers at this shift have become like my family away from home and I am incredibly grateful for them.
It has also been a very rewarding experience to check-in regular and new clients and to see the impact of everyone’s hard work throughout the week. I’m looking forward to meeting more volunteers and continuing to help the Columbus community with this great organization!