"I have a job. I was told that it didn’t matter: I was a community member with a serious health issue who did not drive. They told me about the socials, museum visits, and rides available for doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping. I also receive fresh produce delivered twice a month to my doorstep! Lend A Hand has significantly improved the quality of my life: I don’t
have to worry about getting to a doctor’s appointment, finding a ride to the bank, or meeting new people—clients and volunteers.”
“Tom Miller was a writer whose work I’d read and enjoyed. Tom wrote for Rolling Stone and other, more obscure, music journals of the day. There was a second (or so I thought) writer named Tom Miller, who wrote about cultural interactions between the United States and Latin America. Turns out, it was the same guy. Turns out, I owned two of his books and even a CD. As a Lend A Hand volunteer, it’s been a real pleasure getting to know him.”
“Lend A Hand has been a terrific service for me. Twice a week they give me rides to and from physical therapy, or the doctor’s office. This is something my wife, a full-time teacher, cannot fit into her schedule. I’ve gotten to know many of the drivers and enjoy their company. When my condition deteriorated somewhat and I had to use a wheelchair the Lend a Hand volunteers installed wooden ramps in my house.”
"I've known about LAH for a while and recently have needed their assistance. I look forward to meeting new people at the monthly luncheons and joining the Writers Group. Thank you, volunteers!”
"LAH has been an essential part of my healing from a bad accident. I was unable to drive for 5 years and LAH made sure I arrived on time for every appointment, helped with grocery shopping, and provided compassionate friendship.”
Chele, Client & Volunteer
"I mostly use the transportation services, which have been very helpful to me. I am happy to give back by volunteering to help, mostly at the Socials. Thank you very much Lend A Hand. I much appreciate all that you do for us.”
"Thank God for Lend A Hand. You are a lifesaver! Keep up the good work."
Bill, Client &
"Smooth Moves yoga class has helped me so much. I'm 80 years old and have arthritis. Thanks, Lend A Hand!"
Jose Luis, Client
"Me da gusto cuando me encuentro con los amigos de Lend A Hand. Linda y cariñosos con todos. Dios los bendiga."
Leticia, Client's daughter
"I can't say enough about all that LAH has done for my mother and father. From building a ramp to giving my mother an opportunity for socializing. Thank you so much for your caring and concern."
"I do what I would have done for my 95 year old grandmother, who lives far away. I get an abundance of joy and a wealth of wisdom from simply spending an hour visiting with a client."
"I appreciate with all my heart the wonderful and unselfish volunteers. It permits me to stay in my own home and know that I have help to drive me to a doctor's appointment."
"LAH is such an extraordinary group—one couldn't ask for a more caring group of people! They have helped me immensely."
"LAH is a most wonderful organization. I thank you."
"l've volunteered with other organizations but LAH has something extra: The enthusiasm and open communication and the very appreciative clients. It gives me a sense of community and purpose, as well as fun.”