Volunteer of the Year Nominees Alexander Reichert and Judy Sellers
The professional expertise of volunteers allows our organization to grow and prosper. Alexander Reichert’s selflessness behind the scenes has allowed us to provide outreach to the elders even during the pandemic when physical distancing prohibited our visitors from in-person visits and activities. He has worked tirelessly to upgrade our phone and computer systems enabling us to work from home and provide phone activities for our elderly friends during a socially isolating time.
While the welfare of the elders is what motivates his involvement in our organization, he also respects the efforts of volunteers and donors and the impact they make. His I.T. infrastructure supports the overall good of the organization and our ability to serve. The impact he has made to the organization over the past eight years is immeasurable.
Being a friend, lending a hand, and the overall selflessness that Judy Sellers shows every day is something to admire. Judy always helps with our small activities and saying Grace before every meal. This year has taken many turns, but when the new Activities Coordinator was still learning everyone’s names and faces before the pandemic, Judy helped by making introductions. With the pandemic going on, that didn’t stop Judy from helping us. She wrote letters through the Friendship Mail program and created Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards. It’s a pleasure to work with her because of how strongly she supports our mission to befriending our elderly.
Judy has been nominated 5 years in a row and received the Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly Goodwill Award in 2019! An Elderly Friend of ours wrote “she puts her love to everyone she meets.” She is a driving force behind the true mission of Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly by providing direct service and bringing a smile everywhere she goes.