By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection
Lori Maslow Law always thought she missed her calling to pursue a career in social work or teaching.
By volunteering at Our Lady of Mercy Neighborhood House, she is making a difference in the community while fulfilling her passion of helping those in need. Lori is a mother to three adult children and was a stay at home mother for 15 years. She worked in the casino industry in Atlantic City and also as a real estate agent. Lori lived all her life in New Jersey until she and her husband moved to Charleston last year. She enjoys exploring downtown Charleston and especially loves walking in Battery Park.
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach was recommended to Lori as a possible organization to volunteer with, along with other organizations. She did some online research, and Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach’s programs and services caught her eye, especially the downtown location Neighborhood House. Lori volunteers as a front desk receptionist and serves drinks during the lunch program. She enjoys getting to know the clients and listens to their stories while they wait to see the Social Services Coordinator during walk-in hours. Lori says, “It is so important to the clients that I remember their names. They come out in a better mood, because they are happy Neighborhood House is able to provide them with what they need.”
Lori has even shared her volunteer experience with her son, which has inspired him to share random acts of kindness.
She encourages people to volunteer and make a difference in someone’s life. “The experience is rewarding and fulfilling.”Tweet