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Feb 17 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Chuck Jackson

“I volunteer to help others, of course, but also help myself keep busy and stay out of trouble.” 
Chuck Jackson

By Maria Gurovich for The Island Connection One of four siblings, 48 year-old Chuck Jackson was raised by a single parent in Charleston’s Eastside public housing located on Johnson Street. “Growing up in the ‘projects’ was hard,” remembers Chuck. Early in his life, there was a sense of community in the neighborhood. However, by the …

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Jan 29 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Sue Platz

Nancy Sue Platz

By Kelley Andrews for The Island Connection For Nancy Sue Platz, life is about service. She grew up in Lacey, Washington in a family of nine children. At the age of 20 she joined the United States Air Force where became a Chaplain’s Assistant. Her first duty assignment was based in Zaragoza, Spain. “There was …

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Jan 22 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Joseph McIntyre

Joseph McIntyre

By Maria Gurovich for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Neighborhood House soup kitchen volunteer, Joseph McIntyre, was born and raised in a small village in the Finger Lakes region in New York State. “I went to high school there, and in 1952, six of my high school friends and I enlisted in the …

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Dec 11 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Tom And Jinny Fossi

Tom and Jinny Fossi have been married for 54 years.

By Maria Gurovich for The Island Connection Editor’s Note: Volunteer Spotlight is a column in The Island Connection highlighting members of the community who give their time to help others. If you know of a volunteer who deserves the spotlight email jennifer@luckydognews.com. Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach relies heavily on volunteers to provide its …

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Nov 26 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Ellen Hoppensteadt

Ellen Hoppensteadt

By Maria Gurovich for The Island Connection Ellen Hoppensteadt was raised by her grandparents in a small town in Tennessee: “I loved growing up there. It was peaceful. People knew each other well. Most of them lived there their whole life.” There, she met her husband and, shortly after in 1956, Ellen and her husband …

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Nov 05 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Chef Bob

"When I share my skills and passion for cooking with others, I find they become engaged and return for other classes."
Chef Bob  (Photo by Maria Gurovich)

By Chris Hughes for The Island Connection Editor’s Note: Volunteer Spotlight is a column in The Island Connection highlighting members of the community who give their time to help others. If you know of a volunteer who deserves the spotlight email jennifer@luckydognews.com. Chef “Bob” Robert Tremayne has traveled the world but has now settled in …

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Sep 17 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Diane Boyer

Boyer, Diane

By Maria Gurovich for The Island Connection Editor’s Note: Volunteer Spotlight is a column in The Island Connection highlighting members of the community who give their time to help others. If you know of a volunteer who deserves the spotlight email jennifer@luckydognews.com. Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Volunteer, Diane Boyer, grew up on a …

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Sep 04 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Sally Jones

“There are many reasons adults have ‘fallen through the cracks’ of education during their school years, but they are very eager and want to learn."
Sally Jones

By Zachary Huey for The Island Connection As a volunteer, a person can use old skills in new ways. For Sally Jones, her talents as a teacher have become a gift for adults as a volunteer. She grew up in Ohio, and spent her school years there. She moved to Chicago area with her husband …

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Jul 09 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Ralph Mastrangelo

“Helping with health and educational needs is absolutely fundamental to making truly sustainable positive changes in people’s lives.”
Ralph Mastrangelo

By Zachary Huey for The Island Connection There are many parallels between a successful volunteer and a successful father. Both require dedication and diverse talents. Both can be difficult at times and can be thankless jobs. However neither fathers nor volunteers get involved for praise. They do their best simply to help another life flourish. …

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Jun 12 2014

Volunteer Spotlight: Edith Dixon

Edith Dixon loves the varied connections she makes while volunteering.

  Interviewed by Zach Huey for The Island Connection Editor’s Note: Volunteer Spotlight is a new column in The Island Connection highlighting members of the community who give their time to help others. If you know of a volunteer who deserves the spotlight email jennifer@luckydognews.com. I was born and raised in Charleston and lived here …

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