FaithHealth Catawba volunteer Vickie Scott, now in her seventies, has always
had a passion for giving back. Recently she received the United Way’s
Giving from the Heart Volunteer Award recognizing her many contributions
to those most in need throughout our community.
In addition to making home visits, providing emotional and spiritual support
to adults as a FaithHealth Catawba volunteer, she also advocates for at-risk
youth residing in the Ridgecrest Public Housing complex. Her work with
children began after she retired from public school work after more than
39 years of service working with exceptional children and providing behavior
support. Today, she helps kids with homework and teaches them life lessons
like how to resolve conflicts with their friends in a healthy way.
“Showing love and helping to meet the needs of our most vulnerable
neighbors is so important,” said Vickie. “From helping those
in need with transportation to the doctor or grocery store to taking kids
bowling, skating or swimming, I try to help people realize they are not
This holiday season, we would like to take a moment to give thanks for
volunteers like Vickie who generously and selflessly provide love and
a human connection to our neighbors in need.