Our volunteers make the work of Caring Hands Outreach Center possible. This month, we would like to introduce Steve Hall, a devoted volunteer who you'll find driving rescued food to local missions throughout the metro. Your heart will definitely be warmed by his fun fact!
What is your church home? Grace Church
How long have you been volunteering at Caring Hands?
Almost 2 years.
What inspired you to serve at Caring Hands?
In 2019, after I retired from 42 years in banking, I was interested in volunteer work that would benefit others. I was somewhat familiar with Caring Hands and I knew Ned Looney through East Polk Rotary.
What do you typically do when you volunteer?
I am a driver, which involves picking up donated food items from area Hy-Vee stores and delivering to the Caring Hands warehouse. One day a week I deliver from the warehouse to Bethel Mission.
Tell us about a time you were blessed by your work as a volunteer at Caring Hands.
I feel blessed every time I deliver to Bethel Mission. They are always very appreciative of the food items that they receive.
What do you wish people knew about Caring Hands?
The number of people we serve in the area.
Tell us one fun fact about you.
This past October, I began working part-time at Iowa Donor Network as a Transportation Assistant. On Christmas Eve, I was called in to transport a kidney to a hospital in St. Louis. Although it was somewhat of an inconvenience to travel to St. Louis in the early morning hours of Christmas day, it was very rewarding to know that the kidney I delivered on Christmas morning hopefully made someone and their family very happy. It definitely was a very special Christmas gift!