Each month the HCC enjoys shining the spotlight on one of our amazing volunteers. This month we are thrilled to introduce you to our great friend, Maribel, who is our first volunteer spotlight from our new HCC West Phoenix location! Maribel, who has been married to Jorge for almost 28 years, has three adult kids and has lived in Phoenix for the past 25 years. Maribel began faithfully volunteering at our new West Phoenix location last October when, due to the pandemic, she was forced into furlough after 19 years of working at Mahon’s Sandwich Shop. “I love my bosses, they are like my big brothers, however we just don’t know if the business will survive COVID-19.”
Maribel saw a flyer for the new HCC opening, located only blocks away from where she lives and instead of waiting at home for news of her work reopening, walked in to our center to sign up to volunteer. “It has a been a pleasure volunteering at HCC, thank you for the opportunity! I like the feeling of doing something to help someone else who is in need, especially kids. I love being able to bring happy memories and smiles to the faces of the kids who walk in, and now those who have come back more than once remember me! If I can be a positive influence in a child’s life that is important to me.” added Maribel.
Maribel can be seen on Monday and Thursday mornings welcoming families into our lobby, helping to keep our line flowing in a very organized fashion and translating for those who speak only Spanish. Maribel has also taken it upon herself to pass out HCC West Phoenix flyers to her neighbors, helping us spread the word that HCC is now open in their neighborhood.
Maribel 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 HCC West Phoenix!
You can volunteer, too! To sign up and learn more, please complete our Volunteer Application.