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Martha Shedd – July 2020 Featured Volunteer
- How long have you been a CASA?
I have been a CASA for a little more than 2 years.
- What brought you to apply to become a CASA?
I kept seeing notifications about how great the need in Monroe and surrounding counties was. Over the years, I have volunteered for many organizations. Seeing the notices and some nudging by a dear friend came at a time when I was no longer needed as my mother’s caregiver. Understanding I am very fortunate to have had the upbringing I had in comparison to so many, I had no excuse not to help.
- Besides being a CASA volunteer, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy being outside. I love to be active by running and cycling. I am energized by being a volunteer for CASA as well as other organizations. My husband and I just finished remodeling a 100-year old house which was a huge, fun challenging undertaking!
- What do you love the most about being a CASA?
With the AMAZING support of my CASA Case Manager (no way would my kid be where she is without her support) we changed someone’s life. This wonderful, kind, caring naive child now has a future. Together with DCS, we found not just a safe place for this child, but a place where she could and IS thriving. She is in a loving foster home environment. Her foster mom and siblings are providing her the experience that every child should have. This child is loved by many. I might be at the top of that list :-)
- And now for a little fun, what’s a hidden talent or unusual fact that most people don’t know about you?
I once went snowboarding and played 18-holes of golf on the same day.