Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the Month

Hammer’s Volunteer of the Month is Terry Martin!

Terry, Stacy, and Sunny.

Terry Martin began as a pet therapy volunteer with Hammer starting in January 2017. Since then he and his dog Sunny have volunteered each week with Stacy at Welcome Place. Terry was recently trained on how to use a lift van, which opened up the many different things that Stacy, Terry, and Sunny can now do together.

Stacy and Sunny have a special bond.


When asked why he volunteers, Terry said, “We always enjoy each other’s company and have had several adventures this summer.  Since I have been able to use the lift van, we have gone to Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Minnehaha Falls, three different patio happy hours where dogs were allowed, and a concert at the Lake Harriet band shell.  Even when we don’t get to go out, we have a good time just hanging out together, talking and playing catch with Sunny. Stacy and Sunny adore each other.”

Terry and Sunny have volunteered at Welcome Place since January 2017!

Thank you Terry and Sunny for volunteering with Stacy. Since January you have totaled 75 volunteer hours!  But more importantly you have brought happiness and “Sunnyshine” into Stacy’s life.

If you would like to Make a Friend Be a Friend, please contact Cathy Thoma at cthoma@hammer.org or 952-345-8554. We have a place for you!

Check out all our opportunities at Hammer.org/volunteer


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