Judy and Nancy have been friends for a long time, since their senior year of high school…”now we get to spend every Tuesday morning together laughing and having fun and giving back” Judy grins.
Judy attends Lakeside Church, so knew about HOPE House and felt a "nudge" to volunteer here. She started volunteering about a year ago in the Food Market, then made her way to the Café to prepare breakfasts on Tuesdays.
A serious health issue gave Nancy the time and opportunity to decide that she would like to move up her planned retirement by a year. Fortunately everything turned out well, and it was then that she made the decision to give something back to society, but, she shares, she wasn't sure what appealed to her. She decided to join her "bestie" volunteering in the HOPE House Food Market.
While on vacation together, Judy received notification that she would be working alone at her volunteer position in the Café the Tuesday of their return. Nancy jumped at the opportunity to help her out that particular day. Well, that day turned into the two of them volunteering together in the Café every Tuesday for the past six months and counting!