I live in Danville.

I worked in Rossmoor for 40 years before retiring in 2019. I was the managing editor of the Rossmoor News and was director of Communications in charge of the newspaper, television station, the web sites and the marketing of Rossmoor

I now work as the volunteer coordinator in the clothing room at Trinity Center. I ensure the clothing room is stocked with inventory that is useful for the members, and I scheduling the volunteer teams who keep the room open throughout the week. I also volunteer at White Pony Express where I pack up clothing for the unsheltered.

I am motivated to bring comfort and care to people who do not have the means to get clothing and other supplies they need.  They just need a little TLC.  They need someone who cares.

Qualifications I bring to Trinity Center: organizational skills and ability to work with all kinds of people. Patience.

Why Trinity Center?

 Before I retired, I heard great things about Trinity Center and their work with the homeless, unsheltered and needy people in Contra Costa County. Many Rossmoor residents gave support to Trinity.  I knew I wanted to volunteer with an organization that helped the unsheltered because I happen to think that it is one of the biggest problems we have in this country. I was always impressed with what Trinity offers and their work to get people housed and to give support in so many ways.

Aspirations for myself, for Trinity Center, and for our unsheltered neighbors:

Ideally, I would love to see Trinity Center help as many members as possible find permanent shelter or housing. I hope Trinity Center is always there for other needs such as support with life issues, food, clothing, showers and laundry. As for me, I hope I can continue to help many of the needy and unsheltered members with their clothing needs. Even if an unsheltered person finds housing, he or she still needs the services Trinity Center offers, including clothing.  I want to be there for them.