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Newsletter – November 2021 – Volunteer Spotlight

Home > Newsletter – November 2021 – Volunteer Spotlight

Linda Vasquez and Jim Worley

Committed to helping people in need.


Linda and Jim have always been committed to helping people in need.

Jim built wood stoves in Guatemala so that families could have a safe way to cook meals. He also took mission trips to Mexico City. Linda worked in public health for 30 years and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and a food pantry in Charlottesville.

Linda and Jim bring a wealth of skills to GoochlandCares in the Home Repair program and Goochland Habitat for Humanity. After working in the Food Pantry, they saw an opportunity to distribute food monthly at Gum Spring Methodist Church to further their giving.

Linda also volunteered as a Medicaid Navigator for patients. “I helped people find a new primary care physician as they transitioned to Medicaid. It was great to see them more confident as they left the appointment.”

Jim said that volunteering at GoochlandCares means a great deal to him, adding, “Making people feel comfortable and valued is important to me.”

Linda summed up her commitment to volunteering, “When I retired, I missed helping people. GoochlandCares is a place that shares my philosophy of helping the whole person.”

To learn more about volunteering at GoochlandCares, contact Diane Reale, Director of Volunteer Resources at or 804-556-0712.

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