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Susan Urges: Share the Gift of Time

“If you have something to share, you should share it.”

Susan Buckley (right) , who began volunteering just after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With this philosophy in mind, Susan Buckley began volunteering with the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank in April of 2020 — just after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Susan says she had already retired from her 31-year career as a 2nd grade schoolteacher by that time, heard of the need for volunteers and jumped in to help.

She has continued to volunteer ever since and spends one to two days with the Food Bank weekly, either helping in the warehouse or at a Mobile Pantry.

“It does so much for the community,” she says of the collective efforts of fellow volunteers.

Though Susan says she initially opted to volunteer partially as a motivation to get out of the house, her inspiration has turned to helping the community she lives in. She says her experiences have been eye-opening, and humbling.

“If you’re able to give a little, it can help a lot,” she says.

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