Angie R. has been serving the public for many years. Whether that’s as a Sargent with the military, or working with the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton. At present, she is a member of National Defence – Real Property Operations Division.
She came to Edmonton with her son and daughter when she was posted here in 2014. Not knowing anyone she decided to ease some of the loneliness by delivery hampers for the Christmas Bureau and that’s where her story of volunteering for us begins. She has since gone on to work in hamper packing & delivery program and now leads a team of volunteers who look after gift wrap and donation desks.
When we asked her why she continues to volunteer, this generous lady tears up and says “it’s because the people appreciate what she does.” After composing herself she stated that people are genuinely in need and they told her that they were so touched by what she did.
This past year Angie got her workplace involved and brought out a team of 12 people from the military to set up for our hamper delivery days. Everyone stated it was so much fun and they are coming back this year to do it all over again.
Why does she continue to volunteer? “I enjoy it. I meet so many people. I do it to give back to the community”.
Angie stated she enjoys working with the people of the Christmas Bureau. “Everyone is so nice and it’s such an easy atmosphere to work in”.
Thanks Angie. We enjoy having you come and help make the holidays happen for many of our neighbours right here in Edmonton.
Has Angie’s story inspired you? Visit our Ways to Help section to learn more about all the ways that you can support Edmontonians in need this holiday season.