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Daughter Feels Grateful for Help in between Treasured Moments

Daughter Feels Grateful for Help in between Treasured Moments

In his younger days, Vinal Thomas was a vibrant, pew-jumping pastor. He and his late wife helped plant nearly 30 churches, and he constantly ministered to everyone around him. At 93, Vinal still can talk to absolutely anyone. He remains active in Bible study, men’s...

Celebrating Self Care through staying active 

Celebrating Self Care through staying active 

Marie Perry, 65, has stayed young through staying active. As we celebrate Self-Care Awareness Month, we asked for her perspective on taking care of herself.  Marie works full-time as a nurse with Memorial Health Care System, continuing her career of more than 40...

A Volunteer’s Strength Helps a Senior Move

A Volunteer’s Strength Helps a Senior Move

For 84-year-old Marilyn Kerr of Boca Raton, moving to a new home felt impossible. She had sold or given away most of her furniture because her new home would be already furnished. But she still had plenty of boxes stuck in storage. And she no longer has the physical...

A Friendship Forged in a Stressful Move

A Friendship Forged in a Stressful Move

Heart2Heart Volunteer of the Month Florica Rebelo made life less stressful for a senior who was forced to move out of her apartment. When Marilyn's landlord sold the apartment, she was forced to quickly put all of her belongings into a storage unit and bounce around...

Volunteer cares through homemade meals and dominoes

Volunteer cares through homemade meals and dominoes

Damaris Pena cooks a homemade meal for a senior couple once a week, but her visits are not about the food.  What’s more important is the time she spends playing dominoes and conversing. We named Damaris the Volunteer of the Month for February because of her...

Volunteers Rally to Help a Senior Get Better Sleep

Volunteers Rally to Help a Senior Get Better Sleep

The strength of community translated to a comfortable night of sleep in a new bed for a senior named Sherri.  Three Heart2Heart volunteers recently helped Sherri assemble a new bed and throw out the old one — simple tasks that she just couldn’t manage on her...

Ally Harrington on prioritizing invaluable volunteer work

Ally Harrington on prioritizing invaluable volunteer work

Ally Harrington has been a Heart2Heart volunteer since 2020. Recently, she began working for another local organization who also recruits volunteers in the community. We asked her to define the Value of a Volunteer. Here’s what she had to say. I would say a volunteer...

Volunteer of the Month: Christina Paschal

Volunteer of the Month: Christina Paschal

Heart2Heart’s volunteer of the month for August is 14-year-old Christina Paschal, who made daily visits to assist an older woman in her final days. At the beginning of the summer, Christina began visiting Ms. Joyce for two to three hours each day. Christina’s mother...

Food for Hope program begins impacting seniors

Food for Hope program begins impacting seniors

Food for Hope volunteer Gina and her daughter deliver five meals to a senior.   In its third week of deliveries, Food for Hope is already making a difference in the lives of seniors, beyond the meals themselves. Heart2Heart Volunteer Coordinator Antonella Salerno saw...