A young man came in for a dinner last week, it was very cold outside, and he was wearing old running shoes which were torn. I had a pair of snow boots that had been donated. I asked him what size he wore. He told me he was a size 10 and I said, “this is your lucky day as I have these boots for you.” His face lit up and tried them on. They fit like a glove and he started crying and so did I. This is what it’s all about, and why I am here.
Being a volunteer at the Dew Drop Inn is like having another family of young and old, babies to 94 + years. We are all here for the same reasons, to help the less fortunate. Each person who walks through these doors has a story, some of making the wrong choices, some are down and out, or some just need to feel a part of a family and to socialize. They all know there is always a great home-made meal, hot or cold every day for them. No one leaves hungry. The feeling you get, is knowing you have made a difference in someone’s life and everyone is treated with respect.
It takes a lot of planning for daily dinners and that is taken very seriously by the people who are responsible for the Dew Drop Inn, without the staff there would be no Dew Drop Inn. The management is the glue to this place. The smiles and thanks we get, says it all as they are grateful for all we do for them as volunteers. With COVID, we are extra careful, and things are going smoothly and safely for all.