Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine Wehland
Catherine Wehland – Volunteer
“I knew when I retired in 2022, I wanted to find some volunteer work that had meaning and purpose. The ACO provided me that opportunity when I started volunteering at their food pantry and office. Starting with one day a week at the food pantry, it quickly turned into two days and also one day in the ACO office. Now I volunteer three days a week in the food pantry and one day in the office.
In the food pantry, I enjoy sorting through the food and putting together bags of food for people who need a little help. I love the fast pace, lifting (exercise), sorting and processing as you hope that you are blessing someone’s day. Working in the ACO office allows me to have contact with the clients which makes it personal. You hear their stories of need and can provide the avenue to provide assistance or direct them in a different direction with phones numbers of agencies that may be able to help them.
Everyone at the ACO enjoys what they do and loves the spirit of being there for others. It makes me smile because I know everyone I work with are there for the same reason – to help our community and try to ease someone’s burden they are feeling.”
“There’s no greater purpose than service to others.”