Volunteering with Inter-Faith is a family affair for Nick. His mom and dad, Randy and Sally, have been involved with our emergency shelter since the beginning.
“My parents would have me come around, say we’re going to Inter-Faith,” said Nick. “And it’s stuck with me and now I’m doing Inter-Faith. It just seems natural and feels good to do, almost part of me now.”
“I think that is one of the coolest things I see, developing those relationships [with the families] and having interactions that have a sense of normalcy, instead of living in crisis and figuring out where you’re going to stay or where your next meal is coming from…the conversations are wonderful.”
Nick spends hours every week at Hope Forest, mowing the lawn and maintaining the yard. He’s also our go-to guy for a helping hand, no matter what the task.
“Sometimes Sue will call me up and say, “Hey, we’ve got some donated furniture. Will you help move it into one of the apartments?” or “An apartment had a water leak; can you help pull up the soaked carpet?”
“It’s my outlet for service and I’m grateful for that.”