Our July Volunteer of the Month is Mike Stokes, who is also celebrating his one year volunteer Hammerversary! Mike joined us last year after finding Hammer volunteer opportunities on the JustServ app.

Based on mutual interests, Mike was matched with Kevin, who lives at one of our homes. Mike’s favorite memory so far is attending the Anoka classic car show last summer. Kevin was really excited to go, and it was fun to see all the different cars. Kevin was able to identify the year and model of most of them! It was also fun because Mike’s 16 year old son wanted to go, as well. Mike enjoyed seeing him create his own friendship with Kevin.

Kevin always has a new idea for an activity each month, which keeps Mike engaged. “I feel that I am helping every month in a small way to make someone else’s life better. I am always happy after spending time with Kevin. He helps me see the world in a different light.”

Thank you, Mike! If you are interested in volunteering with someone we support, please contact Cathy Thoma at cthoma@hammer.org.

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