Twenty years ago Bob Rapp started looking for a volunteer opportunity. His wife Judy noticed Interfaith Outreach needed medical drivers who could pick up clients and bring them to medical appointments. It was a good fit for Bob and it gave him a chance to meet many different types of people and provide a much-needed service.
He remembers a woman whose husband was in a nursing home. Bob drove her to her medical appointments and also figured out a way to bring her to the nursing home to see her husband. Another client was in dialysis and Bob would pick him up on his way home from work. This attention to the needs of others has made Bob a very popular driver!
Upon retiring, Bob discovered an opening at Interfaith Outreach for a dispatcher position. He interviewed and started the same week. Now he is a dispatcher and a driver, working in the office two days a week to coordinate rides. “My favorite part is getting a chance to talk to people and helping them schedule their rides,” Bob says.
After 20 years, Bob still enjoys driving. “Listening to clients tell us how important our medical rides are to them is very rewarding.”
Well done, Bob! Many people appreciate and count on you.