by Brenda Kress, Executive Director
This morning while I sat in a fundraising breakfast for Volunteers of America and heard so many stories about how people who were having a hard time in life were able to find assistance through this great organization, I was struck by the fact of how any one of us could find (or could have found) ourselves in a similar situation.
I could have been born into this world addicted to alcohol or drugs. By grace, I was not.
I could have been abused and moved from one foster family to the next. By grace, I was not.
I could have lost my job, my home, and all things of security through this economic downshift. By grace, I have not.
Service comes in many forms. If able, you can write a check, volunteer your time or hold compassion in your heart for those who are walking a path that may be filled with challenges.
It is by grace that I am in a position to offer service to many who need it. That’s what I love about Mercey Springs Foundation. As the only paid staff person, I have the opportunity to be of service as a job! How lucky am I?
Check out Volunteers of America-Sacramento at www.voa-sac.org .