As Sue grew older, she started to follow in her mother’s footsteps, helping people out wherever she could, like fundraisers at the local church to help get a new organ or a new roof.
“In small towns like Glen Rock, everyone had to pull together if you wanted to get anything accomplished,” Sue says.
The 83-year-old doesn’t volunteer as often as she’d like to, but still finds ways to get out and help others. She volunteered on the executive board for Lutheran Social Services – now SpiriTrust Lutheran – and finds ways to give back through the church.
What’s really important, Sue says, is keeping love and concern for your neighbor at the forefront. Volunteering keeps her humble and helps strengthen other families.
“If you’re young and you’re healthy, give up all the frills and don’t buy more than what you need,” Sue says. “Keep your family together with love. It’s important they know they can go someplace where someone is supporting them.”