PVN Serves Others

April is National Volunteer Month, a month dedicated to honoring volunteers and encouraging volunteerism, and PVN residents thoroughly enjoy being involved in the greater Dallas community through volunteer work. With this in mind, teammates and residents at Presbyterian Village North (PVN) have partnered to volunteer regularly at The Stewpot, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Dallas, offering a safe haven for homeless and at-risk citizens. Additionally, the ministry provides resources to help these unhoused and impoverished Dallas neighbors with their basic needs as well as opportunities to improve their living situation.

In January, the PVN Therapy Team, led by Estee Cahani, kicked off the community’s volunteer efforts by serving up more than 200 trays of warm and nourishing food to hungry guests. PVN Leadership teammates volunteered in February and Community Life teammates and a group of PVN residents followed suite in March. Each group experienced the immeasurable joys of service to others by dishing out meals from the serving line, distributing trays, refilling drinks and assisting with table clean up, while sharing smiles and love with everyone around. “It was humbling and such a positive experience to be able to serve the Dallas community,” shared teammates Adam Klocke, Karen Goins, Laura Benoy-Zuttre and Chris Nguyen. Another teammate said the following when asked about the gratitude they felt while serving others, “It was a rewarding day. It also opened my eyes that no one is immune to homelessness.”

PVN residents will have the opportunity to volunteer monthly at The Stewpot and should contact Denise Odom for more information. Click here to learn more about supporting The Stewpot – volunteer opportunities abound for everyone!