Central Brevard Sharing Center Volunteer’s Passion for Helping Others Turns into Lifetime Commitment
By Space Coast Daily // February 14, 2020
It’s Been Almost 25 Years of Giving Back and Being There for Those in Need
Grateful and appreciative of how Health First was able to give back to so many people
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It’s never been about the money or exploring other employment options to ultimately find the dream job.
For Pat, it has always been about helping others.
“I love being around people,” Pat said. She’s done so since 1997 at the Central Brevard Sharing Center in Cocoa.
“I started out as a volunteer, and my love for giving back grew from there,” said Pat, who’s now worked at the center for more than 20 years. In the beginning, the idea of staying for so long wasn’t even a thought.
That changed when Pat’s passion for helping others continued to evolve, knowing she did something good every day for an entire community.
“Not a day goes by that I don’t walk out of here with a smile on my face, knowing I can be there for people who might need a helping hand every now and then,” Pat said.
Her help stretches from the center’s thrift shop, assisting with the showers and in the kitchen on Saturdays, where a free community breakfast is served.
It’s the same place where Pat was overcome with emotion as Health First continued its commitment to giving back to the community.
The community healthcare system teamed up with the Central Brevard Sharing Center to feed breakfast to families in need and provide essential items such as warm blankets, first aid kits, and shampoo and conditioner.
“I was so surprised, I couldn’t believe it,” Pat said.
Pat was doing her part in the kitchen with preparing and serving the breakfast. Those closest to her spoke words of happiness.
“They were grateful and appreciative of how Health First was able to give back to so many people,” Pat said. “That’s what it’s all about, giving back and helping others.”
COAST DAILY TV: nd Health First and Sharing Center of Central Brevard partnered on Saturday as the organizations provided hot breakfast and supplies to those in need at the center in Cocoa. Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno spoke to Michael Seeley, president of the Health First Foundation and David Brubaker, president & CEO of the center, about giving back.
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