Over the years, Diane has worked in the kitchen, chopping vegetables and serving meals. “I’m always looking for ways to get more involved,” said Diane. She’s answered phones during the Mission’s annual radiothons and served on the Hearts of Hope committee for the last three years, while also volunteering to assist ladies during the week of pampering leading up to the event.
“One of my most memorable experiences happened last February during the pampering week,” said Diane. “I reluctantly signed up for a couple of hours to paint nails. I am not that good at doing my own nails, much less someone else’s. However, I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and appreciation from the women we were serving. It didn’t matter to them that we were not professional manicurists. It was enough that we were there to simply spend time with them.”
Diane says this event is extra special to her. “It is a phenomenal experience to watch the women get excited about a new outfit and be treated with respect, honor, and love. Creating a week and a day where we celebrate them and show them love and attention is such a blessing.”
Her volunteer spirit is contagious. “For the past six years, during the month of November, 10 to 15 of my co-workers will join me in serving at the Men’s Campus. Over the years, many friends including those from my church have joined me and my family in volunteering. There are so many different needs and numerous unique opportunities to get involved.”
Diane invites you to join her in serving at the Mission with the promise that you will be blessed beyond measure.
“If we give of our time and resources, we can make a difference. The Mission relies on our community to help provide food, shelter, and hope for a different future to so many every day. When I step foot on the Women’s or Men’s Campus, I am blessed. I see the staff at the Mission daily giving their hearts to those in need without question. They give tirelessly and unconditionally to the men, women, and children who need some guidance during a vulnerable time in their lives and they are making a difference. I invite you to join me in supporting the Mission. Let’s be a part of making that difference.”
Learn more about volunteering at the Mission here.