I was compelled to start volunteering at Heart to Heart in the midst of the COVID Pandemic because I knew it was one of the most important ways to provide immediate relief to those in need.
I began in August 2020 by packing dry goods bags every Monday afternoon. I truly looked forward to my weekly Monday shift and met some other wonderful volunteers. As Yohan joined the team, I became more impressed with the Heart to Heart mission and became interested in helping out even more – especially on the drive-thru days where I could engage with our neighbors. So I joined the Tuesday drive-thru pantry volunteer team. I have loved working with these dedicated volunteers, learning the different roles at the drive-thru, and most of all getting to engage with our neighbors with a smile and positive word.
Heart to Heart has been an unexpected blessing in my life…. great people and a tremendous mission! The sign in the back of the pantry inspires me each week with the Charles Dickens quote, “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”