Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Todd-Hosier

Mary Todd-Hosier:  Salesforce Administrator
MaryHow long have you been volunteering with WTAP?
I have been volunteering with WTAP since my children were both in grade school and they are now 19 and 21, so it must be about 8 or 9 years?  My husband would go on deliveries with the kids and they loved volunteering and meeting the families they were helping.  I wanted to help but wasn’t crazy about moving furniture so when I asked if there was something else I could help WTAP with, Carolyn Manning mentioned that she needed an assistant to help organize the files and information she had accumulated.

The WTAP office was still in her home at that time and I would go over a couple of days a week and file and organize. Once the office moved out of her home, I was asked to enter the in-kind donations into a database (Salesforce) which I have done now for many years.

Describe an experience you had while volunteering that made you realize you were making a difference.

My family has gone on a couple more deliveries as our children got older. My favorite part was when everything was set up, we would sit in the living area with the family and hear their stories, just like we were friends on a social visit! WTAP serves the community with dignity and I feel blessed to be a part of it, even a “behind-the-scenes” part of it.

What do you do when you aren’t volunteering?

When I’m not volunteering, I am settling into life in my new home in California; my husband’s job has brought us there. I am so happy to be able to continue with my in-kind data entry from across the miles!

What secret powers or talents do you have?

Secret powers or talents? Hmmmmm, that’s a hard one…I love to sew and quilt and ride my beach cruiser, I guess those aren’t very secret!

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