Celebrating success: Storehouse honors young volunteer

Published 10:18 am Thursday, June 23, 2022

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By Dr. Regina Graham

For the Enterprise

A Storehouse for Jesus volunteers celebrated the high school graduation of Charlie Osborne, a homeschool student who has volunteered there for the past three years.

Volunteers gathered at Storehouse to surprise Charlie with dessert and gifts.

“Charlie is a hard worker. He is reliable and dedicated to this ministry,” said Cynthia Baldwin, volunteer coordinator.

Debbie Crutchfield, executive director, also said that Charlie is a hard worker, dependable, and good-hearted.

Charlie began volunteering in 2019 and has worked daily in a variety of roles, including filling orders in the pantry, organizing the warehouse, unloading the dock, and more.

Charlie said his parents encouraged him to volunteer during his high school years so that he would gain experience working with people. His older brother, Joey, has been a volunteer for almost seven years.

“Charlie works quietly,” said Marie Collins, former executive director. “He is dedicated, and I don’t know what we will do without him.”

Lesa Branch, a pantry volunteer, organized the celebration to recognize Charlie’s graduation and show appreciation for his service to Storehouse.

Charlie is excited to finish high school and is searching for employment, preferably in the field of electronics.

Storehouse is seeking dependable volunteers to help interview clients and fill pantry orders. The most significant need is for two people to volunteer on Sundays to pick up items donated by local grocery stores. This role requires a driver’s license, heavy lifting, and about two hours of time. An application is required for all volunteer positions.

Contact A Storehouse for Jesus at 336-753-8081.