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Meet Board Member Claudia Miranda

God's blessings upon our ministry are evident as He guides individuals to join us precisely when their unique talents and gifts can make a significant impact. Claudia Miranda's arrival on our board of directors perfectly exemplifies this divine orchestration. Each member of our board contributes their distinct abilities, all aimed at empowering Caring Hands Outreach Center to extend compassion to our neighbors in eastern Polk County. Take a moment to acquaint yourself with Claudia in this board member spotlight.


What do you do for a living?

I'm a Vice President & Trust Officer at West Bank


What's your church home?

Altoona United Methodist Church


When did you join the Caring Hands board of directors?

July 2023


What inspired you to serve at Caring Hands?

I've known about Caring Hands for several years from my church activities. I am anxious to work alongside many people I know and to make new relationships in serving the community.


What do you hope Caring Hands accomplishes in the next six months?

I hope to see enough volunteers to meet the needs of every person who needs assistance from Caring Hands.


What do you wish people knew about Caring Hands?

You don't have to live in Altoona to visit us; people can support our mission by shopping at our thrift store. It has nice items!


Tell us one fun fact most people don't know about you.

I love to ride the rides at Adventureland with my grandkids. My favorite is the tilt-a-whirl. I scream and laugh like a little girl!


Tell us anything else we should know about you that we haven't already asked.

In 2006, I went on a mission trip to Africa, which was completely out of my comfort zone!

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