Spotlight On Volunteers

Meet Mike and Julie. They are Lending Room substitute volunteers. They come as a pair as they have been married for over 20 years. Mike has been involved with The Lending Room for years. He is an Occupational Therapist who has always tried to find the right equipment for his client’s needs. Stopping in to pick up a piece of rehab equipment, making donations out of pocket and always with a cheery disposition in order to help those he works with. When The Lending Room established itself in the current location on Parris Island Gateway, Mike stepped up to volunteer since helping is his passion. Of course…Julie wasn’t far behind. They moved here to Beaufort several years ago after Julie retired. Mike grew up in Amityville, NY on Long Island before joining the army. He retired after serving 20 years and was able to get his license as an OT, testing and passing the national boards. He was working in Augusta, GA, took a job in FL before returning to take a job in Sandersville where he met Julie. They have a blended family and enjoy frequent visits from them. They both enjoy sports and spending time helping others. When not busy with his OT patients and The Lending Room, Mike also helps repair equipment. Julie manages a rental Property and enjoys gardening. They both are active with Cru Ministries on Sunday mornings at Parris Island where they help recruits explore their journey with faith. They are both dedicated servants and find the most joy in giving back. We are so fortunate to have them on board as part of The Lending Room family.