Our Volunteer of the Month of February: Greg Bates
High Point Food Pantry of the Seventh- Day Adventist Church, Congratulates Mr. Greg Bates as Volunteer of the month of February. Greg Bates has called High Point, NC home for the past 68 years. He and his lovely wife Delia Bates have three children and 22 grandchildren. What a sight it must be under their Christmas tree each year. Prior to volunteering at Triad Food Pantry, Greg worked for Thomasville Buses as a welder for over 30 years. One day he came by Triad Food pantry as a client, Ms. Jo Williams pulled him from the crowd and asked him to help full time. When asked why he said yes, Greg stated that, his brother–in-law was married to Mr. Henry Williams’s sister, “And you don’t say no to family. One of Greg’s first assignments at the pantry was loading the cars with food for the clients. He has added to his duties store pick-up and food delivery for our Senior Mobile pantry services that we provide to the community. Greg was asked why he has remained such a devote volunteer at the pantry, with out hesitating, he stated that he was rewarded by the smile and gratitude that he sees on the faces of the clients that come to the pantry for help. There is something very unique and special about Greg, He is a talented photographer. His work is highly sought after in the triad area for weddings, family events and personal portraits. He is the official photographer for Triad Food Pantry. Prior to photography, Greg also ran a profitable business as a videographer for over 30 years. Greg Bates has the soul of a true volunteer; every Sunday he operates all the television cameras at his home church, Williams Memorial. He has been a member of his church for over 30 years. Williams Memorial is broadcast on the TCT channel on Sunday mornings, with pastor Robert Williams. Advice from Greg to future volunteers: “Triad Food Pantry is the most friendliest place, a place where we are like family, a place where we all get along with one another and love one another.” Triad Food Pantry of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church congratulates Greg Bates and thanks him for his dedicated hard work and service.
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