Submitted by Labulter on Fri, 10/16/2020 - 11:06

For many years, Tom Thousand worked with the non-profit Project Home, helping low-income residents with home repairs. When he wasn't fixing things, Tom was fishing and boating. So, when he retired and came to AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP to volunteer, he found many opportunities to help!

Tom began as a captain on the MSCR Pontoon boats to take groups on boat rides on our lakes.  Then he found he had time to deliver meals for Home Health United, pick up donated food and deliver it to Food Pantries for Community Action Coalition Gleaners, and deliver food for Middleton Outreach Ministry.  When American Red Cross needs help delivering blood in the community, and RSVP needed drivers to deliver people to their medical appointments -- Tom is there to help!  Tom also helps with our Vets Helping Vets program driving Vets to their medical appointments. 

Seven thousand eight hundred fifty-five hours later, Tom is still at it!  In spite of some of his volunteer activities being limited due to the current pandemic, he has continued to deliver much needed food to our community. A thousand “Thanks” for all you do, Tom Thousand!