Volunteer of the Month Spotlight: March

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We are proud to announce our fabulous Volunteer of the Month Spotlight: Dottie Keyes from the Bozeman United Methodist Church! Dottie is a wonder woman who has been our faithful volunteer since we opened our doors in 2006.

Family Promise Executive Director Gloria Edwards nominated Dottie for this award because she consistently goes above and beyond the “call of duty” as a volunteer.

“Dottie is one of those volunteers who puts her own interests and abilities into creative action to help others. As an avid bargain-hunter, Dottie scours second hand shops and picks up great deals in home furnishings. She then takes them home, spruces the items up until they look like new, and gives them to our families for their new homes. I think Dottie has personally furnished dozens of homes! At the day center, everywhere I look I am reminded of Dottie’s big heart: new curtains, beautiful pictures and lovely items that make a house a home. Dottie is one of a kind, and we all love her!” said Gloria.

Now let’s get to know this volunteer a little bit better!

Volunteer of the Month Questionnaire

Name, Occupation:

Dottie Keyes, retired R.N.

How long have you been volunteering for Family Promise and how did you get involved?

I have volunteered since the beginning. Once I attended the training, I felt it was a way to be of service. I was touched by the stories of the guests.

Why do you volunteer?

As a way to give back to those who are trying to cope with life under difficult and challenging circumstances

What is your favorite part of volunteering for Family Promise?

I love to shop for items, from household goods to furniture, which can be donated to guests when they find places of their own.

Do you have any favorite memories from your time serving Family Promise?

It has been fun to help families move into their own homes. They are excited and so appreciative of Family Promise and what they have been able to accomplish.

Do you belong to a congregation or are you an Unaffiliated volunteer?

I am a member of the Bozeman United Methodist Church

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

I have three stepsons and their families in North and South Carolina. My husband and I have a cat “O.C.” who was rescued from the out-of-doors

From looking at you, no one would guess that…

When in High School I played varsity basketball-not well, but I had fun!

Favorite place to eat

Applebee’s

What’s on your book shelf?

Jesus-Life Coach

Springs of Faith

Boundless Love

C.S. Lewis “The Great Divorce”

Who is your hero?

Larry King (Family Promise Sunday Coordinator) is such a wonderful volunteer who transports families from one church to another every week.

Thank you again, Dottie, for all the time and energy you donate to our families in the Family Promise program! Thank you!