Volunteer spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Shelly Dale

February 1, 2024 | Written by

Meet Shelly Dale, Senior Mortgage Loan Underwriter at Gate City Bank and volunteer at Hope Blooms!

Karina Zimney, our volunteer coordinator shares about Shelly: “Shelly is a thoughtful soul that brightens our shop with countless hours of dedication. She has a huge heart for giving and embraces any task with boundless kindness.”

Volunteering with Hope Blooms since: January 2023 (and going to infinity!)

What Do You Love Most About Hope Blooms?
I love so many things about Hope Blooms! Here’s my list of top five:
1. I get to be part of Hope Blooms’ incredible mission, spreading joy with one repurposed bouquet at a time.
2. Working with Kelly Krenzel and the rest of the Hope Blooms team is simply the best. Their enthusiasm is infectious!
3. The volunteers – they help make Hope Blooms the happy place it is.
4. Gifting and receiving flowers can brighten anyone’s day.
5. Plus, arranging flowers is just downright fun!

How Do You Spend Your Time With Hope Blooms?
I spend my time sorting individual flowers, arranging bouquets and helping with whatever else is needed.

What Is Your Favorite Flower and Why?
My favorite flower has changed a few times since volunteering at Hope Blooms. Currently, it’s Alstroemeria because it comes in many pretty colors and has built-in greenery.

What Value Do You Find in Volunteering With Hope Blooms?
I find value in knowing I had a hand in making someone else’s day.

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