Carla Has Helping Hands!!
Our volunteers all have helping hands. One of our volunteers, Carla Zamudio-Dolan, met Jeanne Lewis Albaugh at Toastmasters several years ago. And they have been fast friends ever since – they hit it off immediately! Each one could see right away that they had common goals and interests! Jeanne told Carla about her vision of someday having a mobile shower bus for people experiencing homelessness. Because Jeanne had been homeless herself, she knew that one of the most important things you can give a person is dignity and hope. This was a vision that spoke to Carla’s heart. So, she started right then to help Jeanne make it a reality. They started out making “Love Bags” – with hygiene items, new socks, snacks, and water. Then they handed them out to folks who were living on the street.
Helping Hands Raise Funds for the Bus
Next, Carla used her helping hands when she and Jeanne started holding fundraisers – Carla Zamudio-Dolan was always there, lending her voice, her smile, her presence! She was there at the Big Dawgs Sports Bar in Davie, she was there at the Love-a-Palooza in Pompano with Beverly McClellan, and she was there at New River Groves for the Pumpkin Patch and the Christmas celebration!! She helped out with the 20-20 fundraiser where 20 people got 20 of their friends to each donate $20! And, when they got the bus, she did the research and helped Jeanne get Showering Love incorporated – she was the secretary!
Helping Hands are in her Background
Our volunteer, Carla Zamudio-Dolan has been the face of Showering Love and still is. Her helping hands are invaluable! She certainly has the background for it! Her education a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government. She also has a Master’s Degree from Webster University in International Relations!! She has a Congressional Staffer, a Health Coach, a Wellness Consultant, and a Drug and Alcohol Group Facilitator. And, when things get boring around Showering Love, she can always teach us Zumba and Meditation!! Yes, Carla is a great asset to us here at Showering Love. She participates in the Sleep Outs, the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day events. Plus, she’s always right there to M.C. Grace’s Birthday Galas!
We just don’t know what we would do without our Carla Zamudio Dolan!! And we hope we never have to find out!! Thanks, Carla, for everything!