Cliff Hook has been volunteering for Chore for 4 years, and is part of the Tuesday, Chore Van #3 crew. He is a CPA and prior to retiring he was the Executive Director of a large international law firm in Manhattan. He is also involved with The Orpheus Men’s Chorus and AARP Tax-Aide.
Cliff volunteers for Chore because he likes doing repair projects around his 80 year old house, which provides lots of opportunities for repair projects. After retirement, he thought it would be nice to help others while doing something he enjoys. He says that working with his fellow volunteers has also been a wonderful experience.
“It is hard to sum up the varied experiences that Chore has provided. It is very fulfilling to be told, after installing a grab bar in the bathroom of a cancer patient, that ‘we have given her back her life’ because she can now use the bathroom again. Likewise with the appreciation expressed by the elderly woman who said Chore was helping her stay in the home she loved. It is hard to see how difficult life has become for some people because of illness or age and to look about and see the photos and memorabilia of better days past. We do what we can to make things a bit better. The kindness and caring of my fellow volunteers has amazed and inspired me.”
Learn more about Chore online at http://bergenvolunteers.org/chore-service.html.