“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
― Mother Teresa
Helping others has always been in our family’s DNA. From a very young age, thanks to wonderful parents and continual church involvement, my siblings and I were involved in helping others at home and in our community. Just the other day I came across this photo from an old newspaper clipping featuring my neighborhood playmates, my sisters, and I conducting a talent show to raise money for the fight against Polio. The article stated that approximately $400 was raised at the neighborhood event. Not bad for it being so many, many years ago! (I’m the face peaking though the performers second from the left).
Pinehurst also has “helping others” in its DNA and that’s just another reason I love this community. Many living here are able and eager to share their time, talents and treasures. There are more than 50 non-profit organizations serving a wide variety of those in need in Moore County. Opportunities to serve humans, the environment, and creatures great and small are endless and volunteering is key to making the world a better place for all of us to live.
- Just one of the many “causes” close to my heart is helping raise awareness and funds for clean water in Uganda. The Clean Well Program is hosted and supported by Sacred Heart Catholic Church here in Pinehurst. My husband Phil and I are proud to say to date 34 wells have been built through the generosity of those living in our community.
- Another special organization located in the Village of Pinehurst is the Carolina Philharmonic. Lead by Maestro David Michael Wolff, a big hearted and exceptionally talented musician, the Philharmonic not only serves the community through its wonderful performances but also has partnered with Carnage Hall to provide educational music programing for over 4,000 school children in Moore and Stanly Counties.