National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 18-24, is a time to recognize amazing achievements through giving back. It is also a time for Pathlight HOME to celebrate the volunteers who have constantly supported the community.
This year Pathlight HOME would like to recognize volunteer Brian S. as a leader with high spirits on a mission to help. He recently passed away, and we will always be grateful for his kindness and dedicated work.
As a resident throughout his life, Brian was incredibly involved in building strong ties between the Salvation Army and the people of Maxwell Terrace. He enlisted the Salvation Army’s help to provide food, clothing, volunteers, and Bibles. “I’ll see you Saturday” was Brian’s famous phrase as he walked through the halls of Pathlight HOME’s Maxwell Terrace Apartments.
Brian’s ministry days started in 2008, with a goal to meet human needs without discrimination. Saturdays were always the day to lift up the community and show them that people care.
His hard work didn’t stop there. In 2011, The Salvation Army dedicated a bus with supplies and volunteers to his Saturday morning ministry at Maxwell Terrace, adding visits to Pathlight HOME’s Maxwell Garden Apartments and a nearby trailer park.
That indispensable resource continues today, and we would like to thank The Salvation Army for assisting on average 130 very appreciative people each week by continuing to serve meals every Saturday. Brian’s giving spirit and compassionate love for our residents live on through the Salvation Army's ongoing gift.
Brian’s passionate commitment to building a sense of community and helping his neighbors inspire us every day, reminding us of the many ways that each of us can change the lives of homeless and low-income individuals. Pathlight HOME and The Salvation Army will always remember Brian’s goodwill, love, humor, and the hearts he has touched.