“By helping others, we enrich our own lives.”
This is the belief behind the Loose Senior Center’s Community Angels volunteer group, said Sandra Davies, who leads it.
The group was founded by Loose member Terry Thomas in February 2008. There were three Community Angels in the beginning. That number has grown to 85, Davies said. Davies began leading the charge in 2009.
Community Angels appreciate what the community does for them, and the Angel program is one way they express their thanks, she said.
They’ve pitched in to help at Mom to Mom sales, rolled up their sleeves to assist with fundraisers for Adopt-A-Pet, lent a hand with the Back to the Bricks car shows in Linden and Fenton, and stuffed Easter eggs with candy for the annual Easter egg hunt in Linden. The Community Angels have even helped with spring planting for the Linden Beautification Commission.
And there’s more. They’ve assisted at Fenton Area Public Schools’ World of Wonder early childhood building, at the Jack R. Winegarden Library in Fenton, and the Fenton United Methodist Church — filling Thanksgiving baskets for families in the community. The Toys for Tots program in Flint also has benefitted from the Community Angels’ helping hands.
Senior citizens who are interested in joining Community Angels can call or visit the Loose Senior Center, at (810) 735-9406, 707 N. Bridge St. in Linden. More information on the senior center is available at its website.