Carol Luthringshaurser’s commitment to Interfaith Outreach is both long-term and deeply felt. “Nothing makes me happier than seeing someone smile” sums up the motivation for her sustained commitment to volunteering.
Carol has worked at the Interfaith Outreach Food Shelf for 18 years! During this time she has witnessed many positive improvements, including the acquisition of our current building site in Plymouth. Our larger facility “makes clients feel less distraught and more comfortable compared to the old building where sometimes people waited in long lines and felt nervous or embarrassed.”
She is also thankful that our current facility allows us to offer so many services and calls it “a great luxury” to have Hennepin County Human Services and Wayzata Public Schools resources under our roof. As a volunteer, Carol feels part of a very caring community at Interfaith Outreach and looks forward to volunteering Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
Carol started volunteering at age 18, when her father was stationed at an airbase outside of Madrid. She became a Red Cross “Grey Lady” at the base hospital and fondly remembers wearing “a finely striped grey dress and little white nurse’s cap.” She met her husband Daniel at the airbase and they spent much of their marriage living in Europe, including 22 years in Paris! Today, Carol enjoys interacting with people from different parts of the world at Interfaith Outreach and remembers the challenges of learning a new language in a new land.
Thank you, Carol. Your ongoing commitment reflects your joy in volunteering.