Congratulations to our February Volunteer of the Month, Abe Lopez! We couldn’t be more thankful for Abe’s service. We recently sat down for a quick interview.
How did you first get involved with RTSF?
I had the opportunity to volunteer with another Rebuilding Together chapter in Portland, Oregon a few years ago and had a great time. Plus we were really making a positive difference in the lives of the homeowners; they were so appreciative! When I relocated back to the Bay Area last year, I jumped at the chance to participate in RT events around here. It’s really a win-win for everyone involved.
What is your professional background, and how does RTSF relate?
Well, in 2012, after 5 years of hard work, training, and schooling, I became a licensed union electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). I enjoy working with my hands, but I almost always seem to have extra energy left at the end of the day, so volunteering with RT is a natural fit.
What keeps you hooked with RTSF?
The homeowners! I got a high-five the other day when I was done at a house. That was the best!
What is your favorite RTSF story or anecdote?
I think the way every RTSF event brings people from such varied backgrounds together is a great story in and of itself. The common sense of civic duty I see in the other volunteers is a source of inspiration.
Any parting words you’d like to share with the RTSF world?
Yes: Keep up the good work!
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