Vickie Scott, now in her sixties, has dedicated her life to helping others
in need. After years of mentoring young girls and providing them a shoulder
to lean on, Vickie found that her volunteer work meshed perfectly with
FaithHealth Catawba, so she joined the organization in 2019.
FaithHealth Catawba is a dynamic partnership between the faith community,
Catawba Valley Health System and other community partners focused on improving
health of those who are underserved or don’t access the healthcare
resources available to them. The partnerships combine the caring strength
of congregations, the expertise of healthcare providers and a network
of community resources. All partners are linked in a shared mission of healing.
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 involvement with those youth began after she retired from public school
work after more than 39 years of working with exceptional children and
providing them 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.
Recently, she received the United Way’s Giving from the Heart Volunteer
Award recognizing her many contributions to those most in need throughout
“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 work gives her a sense that she’s helping to empower people
to move beyond their circumstances by offering compassionate, hands-on
support to those who need it most.
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