About

How We Are Different: A Passion for Service

Amy began her career in elementary education. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Amy taught as a full-time teacher, substitute, and tutor. During her last two years in education, she taught junior high students with special needs. More and more, however, she found herself gravitating toward humanitarian volunteering opportunities.

For seven years, Amy volunteered for the American Red Cross, Cincinnati Chapter. She responded to fires in Hamilton County as Team Leader giving care and support, as well as food, shelter, and clothing to those displaced. Giving comfort to those in need while fire trucks were still on scene touched her deeply. There were no divisions of socio-economic status, politics, race, or religion. Humanity cared for humanity.

Also during that time, Amy volunteered at Northeast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS), a local food pantry. She met a variety of people, many hungry, who at times sat down in front of her to eat the food she had just given them. She met a homeless single mother of four who was a victim of violence, and helped her family gather needed belongings and secure a home. She also met a woman with terminal cancer, estranged from her family, and befriended her. Amy sat with her at the hospital and in hospice through her last years, and planted a garden in her honor one week before she passed.

Amy’s service has gone beyond her local community. She served meals to the homeless through the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County. In Moscow, Ohio, she touched lives by assisting with clean up after the 2012 tornado. She also renovated a youth center in Jackson, Kentucky, one of the most impoverished regions in the country, and hosted a Vacation Bible School for local children in Santa Eulalia, Guatemala.

To us, you are more than just another client. Through Organized with Compassion, you will feel encouraged, supported, and uplifted. Let us reach out and help.