Volunteer of the month:
Meet our volunteer of the month, Rebecca Adams!
Rebecca first got involved with COM through her church, Open Hearts Bolivar United Methodist Church, about three years ago as part of her church's monthly volunteering with COM's food pantry distribution. After coming that first time, Rebecca was drawn to keep coming month after month because she saw the needs of the people they were helping and wanted to be a part of the solution.
Several years later, Rebecca continues to be an important part of the food pantry. In the era of COVID, she is up at COM almost daily either bagging up food to get ready for distribution or helping load up carts for the drive-thru pantry on distribution days.
"I love volunteering because it helps keep me busy during the week since I can't work a regular job anymore," Rebecca says. "The people are great and fun to work with."
She also encourages others to come help out at anytime. When asked about what she would tell others thinking about volunteering, Rebecca says, "You'll get more out of it than you're giving. With just a small amount of time you can make so much of a difference."
When not volunteering at COM, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and family, helping out with DAV, and playing bingo.
Thank you for your service, Rebecca!
If you would like to volunteer at COM like Rebecca, just fill out a volunteer application and we'll get you plugged in.