MFB Georgia grant-writing volunteer a blessing
The military lifestyle also makes it hard for Sara to maintain a job. They have relocated six times in the last eight years. So, volunteering and serving at Midwest Food Bank Georgia is in her DNA. Volunteering helps her meet people and serve others.
"I volunteer because I feel that God has called me to use my talents and abilities for the benefit of others," says Sara. "Volunteering allows me to serve, grow and connect to the local community."
She started volunteering about a year ago on distribution days when MFB distributes food to nonprofit partner agencies. She also assists MFB by writing grant proposals.
"Each grant application is both a creative challenge and an opportunity to tell the story of the good work of MFB," says Sara. "This is extremely satisfying for me because of the time I spend at load-out with the amazing agency partners in our region."
MFB is continually searching for grants that can help support our mission. Having volunteers assist in this area is vital.
"Sara has a true gift for organizing thoughts and finding the exact words that express our mission when working on grant applications," says Lina Martin, Volunteer Coordinator for MFB Georgia. "We are blessed to have her as part of the grant team."
For Sara, the relationships she has developed at MFB are meaningful, too.
"During my first volunteer year at MFB, both of my parents died unexpectedly from cancer five months apart. The warmth and smiles of my fellow volunteers and the staff helped me feel loved," says Sara. "They generously shared their own life experiences, which provided perspective. The devotions they share on load-out days are a source of strength and solace."
When she is not at MFB, Sara enjoys reading, hiking, biking, gardening, learning new languages, painting, and fiber crafts.
The MFB Georgia team is always looking for new volunteers. Or maybe you have another expertise or talent that would help us serve our communities. Contact Lina Martin to learn more.
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