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Finding Joy in Helping Others

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 Finding Joy in Helping Others

Libby Tweedy first visited the Westminster Community Center in the 1970s. When her family needed a little help, they were able to get groceries and clothing to see them through.

Westminster was there for her family when they needed it, and now Libby is serving alongside the organization.

Westminster has a rich history of connecting people with necessary resources and positive relationships to help them thrive. By working with community leaders, churches, and neighbors, they have been fighting against a cycle of poverty for over 60 years.

Westminster provides a food pantry, clothing closet, utility assistance, help with Christmas, and much more to our community. They strive to go beyond physical needs by providing answers and connections to help people grow and follow a more enriching path.

That’s what happened with Libby. Libby is a regular volunteer in the clothing closet. While she finds her time organizing and sorting to be interesting, she really appreciates the time she has working with families. She shared, “All my life, I have enjoyed helping others. I feel like I’m contributing something and making a difference.”

Stories like Libby’s are made possible because donors like you are choosing to help your community. As with most nonprofits, Westminster relies heavily on the generosity of others. Over the years, the Henry County Community Foundation has been able to contribute through grant cycles. When you give to the Choose Henry Flex Fund, you are giving to places like Westminster and helping Henry County thrive.

Did you know? After serving as the director of Westminster for over 20 years, Jeff Kundert plans to retire in the spring of 2023. The Board of Directors is looking for someone to take over that role. Learn more about the position here.