Prior to this year, I had volunteered to assist at Heart to Heart assembling shelves in the basement of the annex to be used to store canned foods. I knew little what Heart to Heart was all about. Having recently retired, I answered a call for assistance in February of this year. Through continued volunteering I have made friendships with the other volunteers; however, what is most rewarding for me is experiencing the gratitude from the patrons that frequent Heart to Heart. They are truly most thankful for its presence and for that I am also thankful.