Monday, April 10, 2017

Nashville Area Volunteer Spotlight, Paula Merrifield - April 2017

Paula Merrifield has a passion for volunteerism.  She volunteers with several organizations around Nashville, and we are lucky to have her as a dedicated Service to the Armed Forces volunteer with the Red Cross in Nashville.  Katie Schafer, the Service to Armed Forces Specialist for Middle Tennessee, says that she is appreciative of how Paula is always available and even makes a point to check in to see if she can provide help.  “I can always count on her,” said Katie.

Paula began her passion for the armed forces in 1985 when she became a military spouse. Now, she is the mother of a military member.  Joining the Service to Armed Forces has had a tremendous impact on Paula.  It has given her the avenue to serve the military in a different capacity.  Paula works a full-time job, so her role as the casework lead volunteer offers her the opportunity to volunteer from home at night and on weekends to follow up on emergency casework.  She also volunteers in military briefings, as well as education and presentations at community events and meetings.

Representing Service to the Armed Forces means a great deal to her.  Paula’s volunteer work means a great deal to us and the military families we serve.

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