Windermere Real Estate donated a freezer to Serve Quincy Valley this past week.

“Pastor Daniel Castillo told me he wished he could give a needy family an entire meal. In order to do that, he needed a freezer so that he could purchase meat,” said Deb Adams, owner of Quincy Windermere Real Estate. “It is very important that we support our families in need whenever we can. Windermere had to purchase a freezer for him.”

Windermere already donates to Serve Quincy yearly through the Windermere Foundation that takes a portion of their commissions and saves it. At the end of the year, they get what was saved back and their office decides where to give it. This year they have already donated $2,000, and on Monday were sent an additional $271 to donate to Serve Quincy. Windermere has given their foundation money to Serve Quincy Valley for the past four years.

“We appreciate the work that Pastor Daniel Castillo is doing in our community,” Adams said. All the money and food donated to Serve Quincy stays in Quincy and George, said Pastor Daniel Castillo, adding, “we are there to serve.”

A lot of the volunteers for SQV are older and, due to COVID-19, have had to step back from volunteering for the time being. Julie Putnam, Debbie Ramsey and Deb Adams have been taking shifts to help. In the hours that they volunteer, they help answer the phone, greet people, and help fill the pantry shelves.

Pastor Daniel Castillo said that they still need a volunteer from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. For privacy reasons, a consent form will need to be filled out prior to volunteering. If interested please call (509)237-1187.

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