Trudy has been helping with the weekly meals. She’s been known to make a mean vegetarian chili!
How did you learn about Cup of Grace?
I was invited to attend an initial planning meeting at the local coffee shop where I met Amy.
What drew you to volunteer?
I have always taken the directive “love one another as I have loved you” very seriously and saw this new organization as a good way to continue that practice.
How long have you volunteered with Cup of Grace, and what do you do?
I have volunteered for 8 months—since the beginning—and each week I cook for the free meal or supply part of the food items.
What is your favorite part of volunteering with Cup of Grace? Do you have a favorite story to share?
I enjoy seeing the happiness on the faces of the people as they enjoy the food and the conversation with others.
What do you like to do when you are NOT volunteering at Cup of Grace? Do you have any favorite hobbies, activities, etc.?
I am a retired CPA (certified public accountant) and former high school teacher but find myself very engaged in many ways as a volunteer in my church, St. Joseph’s and in the DAVA (Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary), the Cancer & Community Charities choral group and pro bono work in auditing and taxes for various groups. I also love to hike and be outdoors gardening or cleaning up our forest.
Do you have a favorite scripture or quote that you would like to share with us?
From St. Paul’s first letter to the people of Corinth: “There are but three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love.”