I interviewed Samantha Blyn, the founder of nonprofit volunteer organization Making the Difference Outreach, for Florida Currents:
Samantha Blyn donated items to charity and wrote checks to support nonprofits. But she says she did not really view volunteering as a need in the community until age 39, when she signed up to help with Habitat for Humanity.
She not only felt a sense of fulfillment in helping others, but discovered what would become her life’s mission.
“When I saw the needs of people, who through no fault of their own were struggling and trying to provide for their families, I had to become involved,” says Samantha, who is based in central Florida.
Painting and caulking became so rewarding that she was driven to serve—and to help others connect to service opportunities.
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