Bob Reischel has been a driver with Interfaith Caregivers for eight years. “I get so much out of driving senior citizens to appointments… probably more than they realize,” he said. “A lot of people in Washington County need assistance; they’re always communicating to me about their lives and their stories.”
Be sure to check out the H.E.L.P. Center at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hartford providing gently used medical equipment and resources for seniors in need of assistance.
Everyone involved in Interfaith Caregivers is doing their part in helping make the life of area senior citizens that much easier.
Lee Loves to Drive by Clare Robbe
Lee has been an interfaith driver for 5 1/2 years. He drives 3-4 times a week, if not everyday. When asked what volunteering with Interfaith has done for him he responded with “Well, I just like meeting people. And I like helping. I’m in pretty good shape, ya know, and it gets me out of the house. I give blood too… just to help. It makes me feel good, and I never know when I may need the help. Anyways, all the clients, they’re just all so good and they’re all so thankful and appreciative.”
We then asked Lee if he would recommend volunteering with Interfaith to others… he said, “ Oh, I sure would! People think they have other things to do but if you did it once, you would enjoy it. I didn’t think I would have the time either but now here I am trying to hit 100,000 miles. At the end of last year I had a grand total of 44,426 miles, 1,948 rides, and 2,163 hours since I started volunteering. Some years I put on over 10,500 miles in one year… this year I want to get over 11,000. Last week I drove 175 miles in one day. I love to drive!”
Lee believes volunteering has helped him both mentally and physically. Thank you, Lee, for your dedication and passion for volunteering with Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County!!
Giving time to Interfaith Caregivers is a rewarding experience.
Whether it’s getting a group together to clean up an elderly neighbor’s yard or simply folding a fresh load of laundry, your time makes a real difference! In the end, don’t be surprised if you forget who’s helping who.
Click HERE for more details on how you can get involved, make a new friend and pay it forward at Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County.
Remember to join us for Percolate this Friday, July 5 at Interfaith Caregivers. Percolate is a chance for volunteers to meet and chat over coffee and sweets. Doors open at 8 a.m. and everyone is welcome.