Spending a couple of hours each week providing warm meals to families and individuals in her community, Sandy Arnold has a chance to volunteer for others giving her a sense of appreciation for the blessings she has in her life.
Working with her church, Grace Episcopal Church, Food for Families, and other Lapeer area churches, Sandy and others in the community prepare and provide meals to families, the elderly, and the homeless in the area.
“For the past 6 years I have donated 2 hours every Tuesday to deliver a healthy meal to the needy in Lapeer County,” Sandy says. “God has blessed me with many wonderful things in my life and this is a small way for me to share with others.”
“With thanksgiving, I give back to the community through this public service and help those less fortunate. When I donate my time to help “feed the people” it makes me feel so good inside. The other day when I gave a tray of food to a homeless person, you could tell he needed cheering up. By just giving that positive smile and asking how his day was going, he smiled back and told me of his plans to get a place to stay this winter for $200 a month.”
Working as a Country Living Financial Services Officer with GreenStone, Sandy has the opportunity to meet a lot of people in the community and encourages others to volunteer their time to an organization in their community.
Each December, Sandy and her GreenStone co-workers spend a day working with the program to provide extra support through the busy holiday season.
“We don’t know how blessed we are,” Sandy says. “Working with Food for Families is very humbling.”