|Volunteer Jason Walters created this striking flower bed at COAH.|
Call it a “win-win-win” situation.
Since its founding, City on a Hill has seen its relationship with volunteers as win-win: City on a Hill is blessed by their efforts. And they are blessed by a chance to help others.
Then, add in the benefits to the more than 30 ministry partners at work here, and it’s a win-win-win.
“We literally could not run this place without volunteers,” points out Director Gary Ellens. He mentions thousands of dollars of repair work – electrical, plumbing, painting and more. Plus maintenance and housekeeping, week in and week out, that’s worth thousands more.
Volunteers benefit too. “It’s really neat, the comradery that exists between the volunteers,” Gary adds. “They come here as much to spend time with each other as to help City on a Hill. It’s a win-win. When we started, we talked about how the volunteers would bless City on a Hill, and would be blessed with the opportunity to serve. That’s exactly what it’s turned out to be.”
“And it’s a triple win,” Gary continues, “because ultimately the partners are blessed. When City on a Hill receives a blessing, it also blesses the partners when their lights are fixed or their floors are cleaned.”