HCC Volunteer Spotlight: Joani Blansfield

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This month we’d like to take a moment to thank and show off one of our beloved Harvest Compassion Center volunteers Joani Blansfield. Joani started volunteering at HCC Phoenix almost 5 years ago. Gaye Swaback met Joani at church and shared with her all about the HCC. Hearing about the HCC’s mission and their outreach to the local community touched Joani’s heart and she began volunteering immediately. Joani always says, “The best part of my week or month is when I get to volunteer at the HCC!” Joani also became a FEED 1 partner and actively feeds one family alongside the HCC every single month.

After Joani started volunteering on a regular basis she saw that gym shoes of any size were a highly sought-after clothing item. Joani now visits Goodwill on their half-off sale days and buys 24 pairs of shoes and donates them to the HCC. “This is my personal dedication,” Joani said. “I tell everyone I know about the center, requesting donations from them as well! I am so grateful for this ministry. Now that HCC Maryvale is open I want to dedicate more time to their outreach.” Joani continues to serve in many areas with the HCC, as she recently joined HCC’s Advisory Board and she is bowling at the HCC’s Striking Out Hunger event on March 3rd!

All of us at the Harvest Compassion Center thank you Joani for your dedication, hard work and partnership to the HCC, HCC guests and for being one of our biggest cheerleaders and supporters!

Interested in Volunteering at our Phoenix or Maryvale location? Please contact Adrie Olson at aolson@msfcares.org.