Volunteer Spotlight - Linda L.
Linda was helped by a crisis volunteer many, many years ago and was so appreciative, she decided to find a similar organization where she too could help people who suddenly find themselves in a traumatic situation. That was over 20 years ago and Linda is still an active volunteer with our organization! We have been so grateful to have her on our team!
Linda’s been called out to hundreds of scenes. When asked about some memorable calls, this is what she shared: “During my years with TIP I have been with employees who have been held at gun point during a bank robbery, residents of house fires, on the scene of fatal auto and train accidents, with many individuals who have just experienced a suicide or natural death in their life as well as at schools or businesses after a tragedy has occurred and support was needed for students and staff. The experiences I have had over the years are ones that are not encountered during a normal day in one’s life. I know that at the beginning of each one of my twelve-hour shifts, I may very well have the opportunity to impact someone’s life in a positive way at a very difficult time in their life.”
When Linda isn’t volunteering, you can find her on the golf course, playing bridge or spending time with her family and friends. She very enthusiastically describes her life as “very, very full!”
Linda has a lot of knowledge to share. When asked if she had to give someone one piece of advice, she said, “Do something with your life, do not let it pass you by. Anyone can sit on the sidelines, it takes initiative and energy to take part and contribute to the game of life and the rewards are well worth it.”
Thank you, Linda, for your 20+ years of unwavering dedication to those in our own communities that you have helped. What a treasure you have been to so many people, including your TIP family!