Our House News

May 01, 2018
Volunteer of the Month - Ed Cunningham

Dinner Cook
Volunteer since March 2015

What drew you to volunteer at Our House?
I began volunteering many years ago by covering the breakfast shift on Saturday mornings when friends Kathleen and Nora were out of town. I love to cook, so it was easy for me to make a contribution by cooking for others.

My original connection with OHOP was through my husband Jeff Fisher who did design work for Our House, and Brook Hunter who was the Development Director many moons ago.

What is your favorite aspect of volunteering?
Cooking is my creative outlet, so volunteering as a cook is a way for me to be creative while supporting others. It’s a win-win.

Those of us who volunteer as cooks are SPOILED. I really appreciate all of the support from the staff and volunteers who enable me to show up and do what I do best. No shopping needed, and there’s always someone to help serve and clean up. I feel very lucky to be connected with this group, and have made some good friends at Our House.

What do you do other than your volunteer gig?
I manage a law firm (aka herd cats). I work with great people, so while it’s stressful at times, I still enjoy what I do.

What is something about you that would surprise others?
I’m more of an introvert than people think. I’m the sort of person who is most comfortable in the corner, watching other people interact.



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