“I have a soft spot for veterans,” said Beverly Heath, a seven-year volunteer for All Saints Church through their feeding ministry program.
Beverly stood in the kitchen of Veterans Inc. on Grove Street, with a tray of dinner rolls in her hand and an eye toward the clock, hoping to finish cooking for the needy veterans on time.
As a member of All Saints, 10 Irving St., Beverly takes great pride in her volunteer work. A retired administrative and marketing coordinator for the old Worcester-based company, Amgro Inc., and with more than 10 years of experience in people relations, she has been able to transition her professional know-how to the volunteer missions of the church, utilizing her skills for a higher purpose.
We laugh over the jokes of Jerry Lagueux and Larry Schuyler, two additional volunteers from the All Saints, as we discuss the mix of responsibilities for everyone in the kitchen.
Jerry is the veggie man, and Larry is the meat-and-potatoes guy. Although the volunteers are at Veterans Inc. to fill the void of a serious issue in America, the displacement of its veterans post-service, the atmosphere they create through their compassion, speak volumes and help lighten the atmosphere.
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