Name: Katherine Perdue of Glen BurnieVolunteer work: Mrs...

Volunteer spotlight

January 31, 1993

Name: Katherine Perdue of Glen Burnie

Volunteer work: Mrs. Perdue, a lifelong resident of Glen Burnie, first went to the Glen Burnie office of the Salvation Army more than two years ago. She received the assistance she needed, and she resolved to help the group in return.

For the past two years, she has volunteered at the office on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in downtown Glen Burnie.

She puts in stints of eight hours a day, five days a week, doing "a little bit of everything." She doesn't mind, she says, "because a person never knows how they might need help in the future. I love helping."

In addition to her duties in the office, she assists the center's staff with a youth group that meets from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays.

The center, serving all of North County, receives donations of food and clothing, provides free lunches three to four times a week and acts as a host site for a government-sponsored food-sharing program every three months.

Mrs. Perdue also runs errands, helps people apply for assistance and, on occasion, helps prepare and serve food for the free-lunch program.

MA Her son David, 12, also occasionally helps out at the center.

Organization's comments: Melanie Thompson, assistant office manager, applauded Mrs. Perdue for being "very helpful in the youth program."

"Everything I've ever asked her to do, she does it. She just rolls with the flow of what's going on. This organization would not function without the help of the volunteers. There's always something that needs to be done, and they do it."

Volunteer's comment: "I love the people I work with here, and I enjoy the work I'm doing."

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