A Volunteer You Should Know
Jeff Esat and his wife Jamila have been volunteers for DSCC's Chore Days Program since 2012. Jeff was an accountant for individual contractors prior to working for Marian Joy. His wife Jamila is a retired school teacher and they have two children, a son and a daughter. Jeff was inspired to help others 14 years ago after he had a debilitating stroke at the age of 44. The stroke left Jeff with disabilities of double vision and impaired leg and arm mobility. Jeff shared, "Since my stroke I realized how fragile life is. What good you can do in life is very important and life is not permanent."
Jeff first inquired about delivering meals to homebound seniors but decided that helping seniors with yard work would be a better fit for him and Jamila. Jeff and Jamila live in a condominium and do not have a back yard. They enjoy doing yard work and wanted to help seniors.The Chore Day's Program was a perfect fit for this couple. Jeff shared, "The Chore Days Program provides us with the outdoor activity that we wanted in addition we help seniors who really need help with yard work. This program is a win/win for us and the senior receiving the yard work."
Jeff has volunteered for other organizations including Marian Joy, homeless shelters, food pantries and the Feed My Starving Children organization.
Thank you Jeff and Jamila for helping homebound seniors with yard clean up and than you for your dedicated volunteer service to DSCC!