Spread the Love. Volunteer.

julie poduch imageThis month we remember Julie Poduch, a very special member of our local volunteer community who we lost on March 14, 2015.  

Julie was a consummate volunteer, always jumping in to help where she saw a need.  She served as a Hands On Greater Portland volunteer, Volunteer Leader and as a member of our Board of Directors. Julie shared her generosity widely, including volunteering with DoveLewis, the OSU Master Gardener program, Oregon Humane Society, and the Oregon Zoo. She had a deep passion for gardening, caring for animals and for inspiring others to get engaged in our community.

Julie continues to support volunteering in our community through her bequest to Hands On Greater Portland. Our February volunteer calendar has been generously underwritten by her support. It is very fitting that Julie continues to inspire volunteerism in our community.

Julie is remembered as someone who spoke out for what she believed in, had a huge heart, and was always the first one to volunteer herself when there was a need. Thank you, Julie, for inspiring us to be better. You led by example. Volunteering was in your heart. You are so missed.