Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Volunteer Ron Spang
The holiday giving season is here. While financial gifts are vital to Common Heart's operation, that's not the only way you can help. We always need volunteers and as Ron Spang will tell you, any age is the right age to give back.    
   Describing himself as “ part of the over hill gang,” Ron Spang says he volunteers at Common Heart because he can.
   Ron, who lives in Indian Trail, retired from the City of Charlotte where he worked with the Department of Transportation's computer systems.
   Now you'll find him three days a week giving his time at Common Heart. On Wednesdays he mans the vacuum and helps with “janitorial duties.” Thursdays he sorts and stocks food in the Common Cupboard and he's a regular Saturday morning volunteer helping to get food ready for volunteer drivers to deliver to local residents in need.
   Ron has been an asset at Common Heart for about four years.
   “God has given me health. (Volunteering) … this is what you have to do,” he said. “I always felt guilty … that I didn't do this way back when and I just feel so humble because that could be me looking for food. You just take your life for granted and I'm just very grateful to do it.”
   There's always room for more volunteers at Common Heart. If you can help, visit

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