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Hurricane Volunteer Support Fund
In the wake of the recent hurricanes, the Corporation is coordinating volunteers to assist with repair and relief efforts in areas affected by this devastating storm. Your donation will support volunteers in providing food and shelter, managing donations, helping victims get necessary assistance, and long-term rebuilding efforts.
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Stories of Service

 

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Lucy Williams
Foster Grandparent Program, Sonoma Developmental Center – Sonoma, CA
 

As a Foster Grandparent, Lucy Williams has served children with developmental disabilities for 28 years. She helps them develop skills to be as independent as possible. Her kind, loving manner has benefited many children.

After serving many years in an institutional setting, she tried a new, challenging assignment. At 80 years of age, she began to serve in a special education classroom setting in a local elementary school. Without hesitation, Lucy jumped into this new role, being warmly welcomed by the children and the teaching staff. She helps the students with reading, math, exercise and social skill development. “It’s a hard job,” Lucy declares, “but I love it.”

A letter from the teacher stated: “Our students learn at a very slow pace so it requires much patience to work with them. Lucy has that patience. Grandma Lucy provides that little extra TLC that goes a long way in the lives of these kids. She is compassionate, caring and dedicated to making a difference for some very special kids.”

As she approaches her 90th birthday, Lucy Williams continues to serve four hours a day, five days per week. Her admirers would love to clone her to benefit other children.

 

 
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