Habitat Volunteer Spotlight: Meg McIntire
Even though Meg McIntire had been giving to Habitat for years, she decided to become more involved two years ago by applying to be a Partner Family Advocate. She heard about the program through her church bulletin, and began working with her co-Advocate Maryann Gritman and her Partner Family, the Louisa Candelario family. (pictured here are, from left to right, Meg, Louisa & Maryann.)
In the beginning, she attended Home Buyers classes with Louisa so that she understood the step-by-step process in purchasing a home. One of her favorite parts about the program is working with Louisa, whom she describes as an articulate and hardworking individual. For Meg, witnessing Louisa choose the lot for her house made the Advocacy program worthwhile. For the first time, Louisa had a vision of the interior space and could picture the view from her windows. The dream that they had worked on together was finally becoming tangible.
Besides serving as an advocate, Meg works as an Occupational Therapist at Martha Jefferson Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and knitting. Thank you Meg, for your dedication to Habitat, the Candelario family, and the Charlottesville community!
You don't have to swing a hammer to volunteer with Habitat. One of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities comes from serving as an Advocate for one of our fabulous Partner Families. Want to learn more? Contact Shelley Cole, Family Services Manager.