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“Service is what helps me to feel a part of the community. It provides a way for me to give back for all the blessings I have received. Service empowers me to feel worthwhile, have good selfesteem and to be a contributing part of the community.”

Following his 40-year career as a social worker at local mental health centers and not-for-profit agencies, David devotes a great amount of his time to Shepherd’s Center, River of Refuge, Country Club Christian Church and others. His wide variety of contributions include volunteer counseling for homeless families, hosting a Zoom platform for seniors to chat and socialize, delivering meals to the homebound, providing supervision and training for professional social workers to become therapists, providing in-person clerical support for River of Refuge, serving on the program committee for Shepherd Center’s Adventures in Learning and serving on the grants committee for his church – whew! David says he also always encourages and supports individuals to find out what they can do to increase their abiity to cope with problems and the stresses of life.

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