Vera The Volunteer

Vera Cummings is a member of the StepUp Job Training Week. She has committed 100% to not only finding employment but also to accomplishing all the goals that she has set for herself. One of those goals was to become a volunteer. This past weekend she was able to take the first step towards accomplishing her lifelong goal! Vera, along with members of our staff, served as a volunteer during the Hayes Barton 5K and Health Fair. She encouraged each runner/walker that crossed her path with words of encouragement and endless enthusiasm. It was wonderful to witness the pure joy Vera had throughout that day. At the end of the race, Vera was ready for the next volunteering opportunity and began networking with our Volunteer Coordinator to determine how she could sign up for the next event. Vera is truly an example of a person taking each opportunity presented to shape their dreams into their reality.