Volunteer Spotlight: Walter

Walter has been volunteering at The Light House for over 9 years, and for the last 7 years has been volunteering in our kitchen 5 days a week, every week, helping serve lunch to residents and community clients.

Walter, a life-long Annapolitan, retired basketball coach, and dedicated Light House volunteer, was also a Light House resident many years ago at our original shelter location. Before coming to The Light House, Walter had been working the same job for 25 years. He was approaching retirement when circumstances derailed his plans and he ended up struggling with homelessness. At The Light House he was able to receive food, shelter, and case management. His client advocate was able to place him in sustainable housing, resolve issues with his retirement benefits, and soon he was back on track.

With determination to make the most of his retirement years, Walter has dedicating much of his time to our Light House food programs. He has volunteered a total of almost 2,000 days, and has served over 118,000 meals to the community! A big thank you to Walter for being a light for our neighbors!