Where do you volunteer?

“I am always doing volunteer work in the Temple/Belton area. I volunteer with Scott & White Hospice with a group of volunteers and we make dinners, do coat drives, and I was the director of the Angel Food project before Martha’s Kitchen closed in Temple. I am from Salado but am trying to put some roots here in Cove now that I live here. I spoke to Cove House and asked about a need. They suggested a coat drive. So, I organized one for our church. I made lots of trips back and forth to Belton picking up coats and picked up several that people offered to donate on Facebook. I also plan to provide gifts for some of the residents at Indian Oaks and Windcrest. Our elderly are often forgotten.

How many hours a month do you spend volunteering?


Why do you volunteer?

The Lord lays it on my heart and I know there’s a need. I want to make sure that those needs are met. This is what God calls us to do. I am inspired by others and the way that they work. I am inspired by Sue Robeson who runs the Scott & White Hospice Thrift Store. I have a heart for hospice. I wasn’t rich when I was growing up and I could’ve ended up being someone in need. I realize how easily that could’ve happened. God gave me drive. He always gave me that ‘I want to do better because better is out there.’ I know where I’ve come from and what the Lord has done for me.

Tell us about your life outside of volunteering.

I have three grown children and eight grandchildren. I am a pastor and I am married to Kirby Lack, who is also a church pastor. I own my own business, which is providing home medical equipment. I travel and volunteer in various states. If I can support someone in need or a worthy cause, I do. I went into business 10 years ago and I knew that’s what I was supposed to be doing — serving those at the end of life. I enjoy dancing, reading James Patterson novels or anything with spy, espionage or action, and I enjoy cooking.

Know someone the Herald should spotlight? Email wsledd@kdhnews.com.

Contact Wendy Sledd at wsledd@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7476

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.