Volunteer Highlight : Deidre Smith
Volunteer of the Year 2014 | Hours given: 730
Q. What inspired you to volunteer for Realm of Caring (RoC)?
A. I saw what it was doing for the families and what a good cause it was. It was such a blessing to be involved with people that understood what I was going through with my daughter. I wanted to be able to help as many as I could with this opportunity.
Q. What do you do as a volunteer for RoC?
A. I help with promoting the organization with products such as embroidering the logo on shirts, bags and blankets, running the RoC store and creating products for fundraising events.
Q. How did you first get involved with the organization?
A. I read about Charlotte and her story in the Gazette and thought that this was something I wanted to learn more about for my daughter. I had to do a lot of research to find contact info for the Realm of Caring. Once I was able to contact RoC, my excitement for what this could do for Brooke was hard to contain.
Q. What do you wish other people knew about RoC?
A. As someone that has been connected to Realm since almost the beginning, I wish people could know how good everyone’s hearts are that are a part of this organization. With the growth over the past year new people may not get the same opportunity to have a close relationship with those involved with RoC [like when it was smaller]. Even with the substantial growth, the purpose and mission remain alive and evident within the organization.Learn more about Diedre’s daughter Brooke’s story