Edmond Mobile Meals Spotlight

Volunteer of the Year - Michelle Hara

06/01/2017

The Edmond Mobile Meals staff and Board of Directors would like to thank Michelle for the unbelievable amount of time (Blood, Sweat & Tears) to assisting one of our clients who was in need of far more than a daily meal. 

Mr. C was living in an extremely unsafe and unhealthy situation. Michelle recognized that he needed an extra hand, and so she jumped right in. (Literally....see photo above).

Michelle spent countless hours cleaning, organizing, driving, shopping, appointment-hopping, and hole digging to assist John so that he might be able to remain living in his home. If you drive this route, you know first hand how much of a difference Michelle has made in his quality of life. 

THANK YOU, Michelle, for the love you have shown to John and many other clients since you've been a volunteer at Edmond Mobile Meals.

We hope you know how lucky we feel to have you volunteer with our program!

Here's a little interview with Michelle. If you see her around, give her a high five!

Q: How long have you been volunteering with Edmond Mobile Meals & what do you do?
A: I've been volunteering at EMM for about 3 years or so. Time flies when you're having fun!  I deliver meals.

Q: What initially interested you in volunteering with Edmond Mobile Meals?
A: It was an opportunity to help people in need in the community and a much better use of my free time than watching TV!

Q: What do you enjoy most about serving with our organization?
A: I enjoy meeting the clients and making them smile. They are always grateful for the service Edmond Mobile Meals provides.

Q: Why do you think it is important to serve the community you live in?
A: A community that has a strong base of volunteers will thrive under any circumstances. Edmond has a great group of volunteers who show up to help at our fun events, but also in times of need. It is rewarding to be a part of something bigger than your own family and to meet and work with like minded people.

Q: What has been your favorite (or most memorable) moment/experience as a volunteer with Edmond Mobile Meals?
A: Helping Mr.C. has been rewarding. It was something I had the time for, so I volunteered to clean his home so he could stay there. There were times when the task was a bit overwhelming...like the day the pipe broke in the front yard and I volunteered to dig to find the pipe that was supposedly only 2 feet down. As the hole kept getting deeper and deeper, eventually 4 feet deep, I was laughing at myself and asking "what have you gotten yourself into now?" All in all, 4 months of perseverance paid off. John is happier and healthier and it is nice to make a difference one person at a time. I wonder who will need my help next and what the challenge will be.