Quiet hero – Leta Norvell | TheUnion.com

Quiet hero – Leta Norvell

The group I volunteer for: The Hospice Gift and Thrift in Nevada City.

What I do for the group: I sort, tag and bring clothes out on the floor.

How I got involved: I just retired from the Los Angeles area, moved up here, and I was bored. I came by one day and asked if I could work, and here I am.

Why I think this group’s work is important: It helps cancer patients who don’t have any money to survive.

The best thing that ever happened to me on this volunteer job was: The friendly people. I wouldn’t miss coming up here for anything; it’s so much fun. I just love all the ladies.

The rewards I get from this volunteer job are: I just feel happy and it makes you feel good.

Other volunteer jobs I’ve done: None.

I’ve lived in Nevada County: Since 1988.

I think volunteerism is important because: If you didn’t have the people to get this stuff tagged and marked and out on the floor, you couldn’t make any money.


To suggest a western Nevada County volunteer for this feature, contact Dave Moller at davem@theunion.com or 477-4237.

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