April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. What better time to spotlight our HVAF volunteers as well as employees and volunteers as they share, in their own words, their unique volunteer experiences in the community. All month long, we’ll be sharing their stories on the HVAF blog.
Meet Nan Huynh – HVAF Case Manager
I met Adam and Erin through their own volunteer efforts at HVAF’s Jackson House in 2012. The two prepared a home cooked meal to six veterans. Adam and Erin not only sat and ate with the veterans but also shared stories. Erin shared that she had previously gone underwent dialysis. The senior resident (veteran) had just recently learned that his kidneys are failing to the point of no return. He will also have to undergo dialysis and that scares him. After he sat and met with Erin and Adam, he felt like God had brought them to give him hope. To this day, the veterans recall their time spent with Adam and Erin. It was the simple act of sharing a meal that was extremely meaningful for the veterans. As a result, it was a really touching experience for me.