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Red Apron Hero | John P

Thursday, October 01, 2020


John Pickens is one of the hardest working and most dedicated people we know.  John oversees the two warehouses at Bluffton Self Help; he works hard to keep the shelves organized and to make sure that our workspace is tidy and safe.  He is also one of the friendly faces who welcomes donors dropping off items at Bluffton Self Help. He is so dedicated to the mission of Bluffton Self Help that he schedules families vacations around his volunteer shifts at Bluffton Self Help!  We could not serve our neighbors as efficiently as we do without John's help each week.  We are grateful for his service and this community is better because of him!

Q&A with John:

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Volunteer Since: 2017

Q: What do you think other people should know about Bluffton Self Help?

A: How many ways BSH helps e.g., financial aid, GED & who our clients are, working poor. 

Q: Why do you continue to support Bluffton Self Help?

A: I love the mission and believe that the organization is exceptionally well run.

Q: Is there a particular moment, memory that stands out to you while volunteering?

A: When a woman pulled up to donate during distribution and cried when she saw the line of cars here to get food. 

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