Before joining Chore in 2008, Terry O’Connor’s line of work was in Advertising and Marketing Research. He is a member of the Tuesday, Chore Van #1 crew. When asked if he had any hobbies other than volunteering for Chore, he said ‘ Bothering wife, embarrassing children and scandalizing grandchildren’. Of course this response was tongue-in-cheek, as he is extremely earnest about why he volunteers for Chore. As Terry sees it, he is proud that he and his crew fill the needs of the elderly who don’t have children or relatives nearby, by replacing bulbs, installing grab bars and testing smoke alarms, among other jobs. “Growing up I was never told by my parents or teachers that I was going to heaven; it was quite the reverse in fact. A number of Chore clients have assured me that I was headed there. As I get older, I welcome such assurances. On a serious note, Chore gives us the opportunity to keep someone safer or more comfortable or simply happier with his/her life. That makes us all feel better!”
To celebrate this incredibly impactful program that enables thousands of seniors and disabled individuals to live safely and independently in their homes, please join us at the 40th Anniversary of Chore BeefsteakDinner!
Saturday, May 13, 2017
6 pm -10 pm
Camp Merritt-Cresskill American Legion
Tickets are $50
Includes dinner, soda, beer, wine and dessert! Catered by Nightingale!
Entertainment provided by the Flying Ivories Dueling Pianos!
Visit bergenvolunteers.org/chore-beefsteak.html or call 201-489-9454 to purchase your tickets TODAY!