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Volunteer Spotlight: Walter

Walter has been volunteering at The Light House for over 9 years, and for the last 7 years has been volunteering in our kitchen 5 days a week, every week, helping serve lunch to residents and community clients.

Many of us know Walter as a life-long Annapolitan, retired basketball coach, and dedicated Light House volunteer…but what most may not know is that he was a resident at The Light House many years ago. Walter had been working the same job for 25 years, and was close to retirement when circumstances derailed his plans and he ended up homeless. At The Light House he was given food, shelter, and case management. His client advocate was able to place him in sustainable housing, resolve issues with his retirement benefits, and soon he was back on track.

With determination to make the most of his retirement years, Walter has been paying it forward. He has volunteered a total of almost 2,000 days, and has served over 118,000 meals to the community! Walter is proof that being homeless is a condition, not someones identity.