In the heart of Caring Hands Outreach Center, our work is made possible by the unwavering dedication of volunteers like Kay Brown. These remarkable individuals embody our mission of mobilizing compassion, acting as the hands and feet of Jesus in all they do. Without their commitment, our doors would remain closed, and countless lives would go untouched. This month, we want you to get to know Kay Brown, a testament to the incredible difference that a faithful volunteer can make.
What did you do before you retired?
I was a Speech Language Pathologist
What is your church home?
Lutheran Church of the Cross
How long have you been volunteering at Caring Hands?
I started volunteering in July of 2018.
What inspired you to serve here?
I want to connect with the broader community, serving others in a meaningful way.
What do you typically do when you volunteer?
I work directly with our neighbors who visit the Altoona food pantry.
Tell us about a time you were blessed by your work as a volunteer at Caring Hands.
Just today, I was blessed by one of our neighbors who was so excited and shared what she'd found on the bookshelf while waiting to pick up food. The language of listening, looking, and smiling was apparent in her delight in finding a "beautiful Bible" (her words). That was a definitive example of one of many God moments I've been blessed to be a part of.
What do you wish people knew about Caring Hands?
People here do care and are here to help with food needs, but many other services are also available.
Tell us one thing most people don't know about you.
I enjoy journaling but don't do it very often.