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Volunteer profile: Bob Winters, The Storehouse


The Storehouse


What do you do in your volunteer job?

“At the Storehouse the normal routine is they have to come in and sign up and apply and there are people that accept their application and process them. A ticket is given to the people in the back and we put together a box of food for them, if they’re over 60, one box, if they’re under 60, two boxes. We also deliver to the shut-ins and that’s my job. Right now we have 35 on the shut-in list, and we drive to them once a month. And then we have to do odds and ends that show up in any business. Because I’m no good at building or repairing stuff and because (executive director) Lynn (Staggs) is such an angel, I’m able to do these jobs.”

How long have you been volunteering?


“Since November 2002. It’s the longest of all the workers she has there.”

Why do you volunteer?

“I’m a Christian. And I do to have an attitude of gratitude for Jesus and all that he’s done for me. This is a chance for me to help and become a disciple.”

What’s the best thing about volunteering?

“Just that doing Jesus’s work for him, meeting all the people, not only on our staff but the people that come in for help and the people we’re calling on. We get to meet people and see their needs and they become our friends that way.”

If someone is interested in volunteering, what is the best advice you would give based on your own experience?

“My advice would be to go ahead and volunteer. Just sign up and see what there is to do. Obviously, it has to be something you like. If a person liked to repair stuff and build stuff there are ways to do that but if you want to help people you’re right there in the front line (at the Storehouse) and you can actually see your help right away. (Administrators) Lynn and Shelley both should have wings on their back and halos over their head.”