We need to let everyone know that our volunteers are the heartbeat of every HCC shift! Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions and now parents and grandparents forced to be at-home teachers for virtual school, HCC is in dire need of weekly volunteers! This month we’d like to highlight one of our amazing volunteers who recently answered our S.O.S call for help!
This month we are thrilled to introduce you to our great friend, Laura. Laura, originally born and raised in the small town of Brockport, New York, has lived in Phoenix for the past 16 years. Laura is a mom to four adult children and a new grandma to one little 8-month-old girl. Laura started volunteering during the pandemic and can often be seen at HCC North Phoenix 2-3 days a week. Laura started by helping process food donations and shopping with HCC clients, then was asked if she’d like to train for check-in computer lead. Today, Laura can often be seen at HCC’s check-in desk and loves connecting one-on-one with each family she greets.
“I love seeing the beautiful little kids that come in, they make us all smile!” added Laura.
When we asked Laura what volunteering at HCC means to her she replied, “Volunteering at HCC has been an amazing experience for me. The Lord has used this to help me to step out of my comfort zone and I have made beautiful friendships!”
Laura encourages others to make it a point to volunteer, “I would encourage others to volunteer at HCC because it is truly such a blessing to be able to help those in need and it’s such a blessing also to work with all the awesome staff and fellow volunteers.”
Laura has been welcomed into the Harvest Compassion family and we want to thank her publicly for her outstanding work ethic, dedication and the energy she pours into volunteering at the HCC.
You can volunteer, too! To sign up and learn more, please complete our Volunteer Application.