“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill
We at GFI! are passionate about giving back and contributing to positive change in the communities where we live and work. We believe community involvement enables us to actively live our values. Our support typically comes in the form of volunteerism. Dana Westerfield, career consultant and president of GFI!, has had the opportunity to volunteer for some truly remarkable causes including Lee’s Friends of Norfolk, Virginia and the Serenity House of Huntersville, North Carolina.
Lee’s Friends of Norfolk, Virginia offers person to person help and needed emotion and practical support to cancer patients and their families. Dana was afforded the opportunity to provide one on one emotional support to cancer patients and their families. She was also given the privilege of providing training to new volunteers on the “Art of Supportive Listening”. To learn more about this wonderful nonprofit please visit www.leesfriends.org.
The Serenity House of Huntersville, North Carolina provides end of life care and helps to fill the gap between what hospices can offer and what families can provide. Around the clock family type care is provided free of charge at the Serenity House by volunteers who become the residents’ surrogate family. Dana currently provides companionship to residents and also makes herself available for bereavement support and grief/bereavement training needs. To learn more about this wonderful nonprofit, please visit www.carolinacomfortcoalition.org.