We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. – Fred Rogers
December’s Volunteer of the Month is Natalie Rosenbloom! Natalie’s parents were very active volunteers in the community: PTA, the synagogue’s Sisterhood and Congregation Board, B’nai Birth, Hadassah, their local congregation, Boy Scouts, and Meals on Wheels to name a few!
Asking Natalie about how she came to volunteer, she told us:
“I’m following in the footsteps of my parents.
They were active volunteers in our community in Reading, PA. I believe, as did they, that everyone should give back to their community.
I’ve been a volunteer at the Food Pantry for 9 years. The new food pantry location opened just after I retired and was looking for volunteers. It’s been a good fit. I enjoy seeing clients, returning and new, and making them feel comfortable in what can be an awkward situation.
The staff and volunteers in our Friday morning crew have become friends and I always look forward to working with them.”
Thank you, Natalie, for being such a “staple” at the Pantry!