“I can do that! And, I have an idea for something else I can do, too!” This is a phrase that exemplifies the approach and attitude of this month’s STAND!ing Ovation volunteer, Sandee Oliver. Sandee frequently jumps in to help and then adds her own creativity, passion and dedication to go above and beyond what is needed.
For over four years, Sandee has helped out at our fundraising events, promoted STAND! to her friends, family, and coworkers, and has been a consistent and exuberant presence at community events Speaker’s Bureau volunteer. “Her face really lights up when we’re talking about tabling at community events,” Gretchen Ellis, Volunteer Coordinator, said.” Sandee loves to be face-to-face with people, talking about STAND! to those that need our services, and recruiting more folks to join us as partners and volunteers.” In the past year, Sandee has engaged with well over 200 individuals, providing families with our crisis line cards and program brochures at events like the Convoy of Hope in Concord, National Night Out in Pleasant Hill, and New Horizons Block Party in Rodeo.
Sandee, thank you for your commitment to ending the cycle of family violence in our community, and for being a tireless amplifier of our mission no matter where you go!