Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over we really want to take some time to let you know about some of our great volunteers and how much they do for us. Today we thought we’d tell you about Richard (Dick) Adamo.
Dick has been volunteering for us since the summer of 2005, after he retired. You might find him behind a desk fixing something on one of the computers, picking up food for us and delivering it to the warehouse for distribution, and on occasion he has filled in for the food delivery. Dick really is a Jack of all trades.
Before retirement, Dick had been working at Fermilab for 24 years as a Computer Professional. Previous to that he had done field service engineering and had retired from the Air Force after 4 years of Active Duty and 16 years in the Reserves. What an amazing guy!
Dick wanted to stay busy after he retired, and he had heard about HSP through a friend, Maureen Brennan, the Religious Education Coordinator at Saint John the Baptist Parish in Winfield. The Parish does a lot for HSP and Dick decided that he would too. He started out giving his desktop support talents to us, which he still does, but soon after he started helping out with whatever was needed. When asked what he likes most about volunteering, Dick said he likes “the feeling of community and how the spirit of helping rubs off” from volunteer to volunteer. He especially likes that HSP is a year-round program and feels that volunteering for HSP is a “worthy endeavor.”
We’re so glad Dick feels that way about us. We think he’s pretty great, too. For all you do for us and the families we serve, we say thank you, Dick!!!