Crisis Assistance Ministry’s “Go-To Guy” for furniture and a smile received the agency’s highest volunteer honor at its annual volunteer recognition dinner.
The Shirley Henry Outstanding Volunteer award was created in memory of the agency’s first volunteer who recruited and trained other volunteers beginning in 1975. The award is presented annually to an individual who reflects Ms. Henry’s heart for service and commitment to the community.
This year’s honoree, Kelvin Glee, has served more than 500 hours receiving furniture donations and providing support to families who shop free-of-charge at the Crisis Assistance Ministry Furniture & Appliance Store.
Kelvin first learned about the agency through his involvement with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He serves faithfully each Saturday assisting customers and donors alike. Staff says, “He’s also our go-to guy when we have furniture items that need to be built or repaired!”
Kelvin is very timely and kind when it comes to customer support, receiving furniture/appliance donations, and maintaining an organized shopping floor. Thanks to his efforts, individuals and families who are overcoming homelessness or other emergencies shop with dignity for things like beds, dressers, and a kitchen table where they can share a meal.
Staff reports, “Kelvin’s presence brings such positivity to others. You can always count on him wearing a big smile too!”