REMEMBERING FAMILY AND GIVING BACK
David Crumley, a local realtor, has served on our Board of Directors since last spring, and – while his job is fulfilling to him professionally, he loves helping to provide “a completely unexpected act of kindness that brightens the day of someone who is in need” as part of the leadership team.
For him, the people in need who touch his heart the most are those in the memory care facilities we serve because of his close connection with his grandmother –“My grandmother passed many years ago and had endured dementia in the later stage of her life. Although my grandfather had passed before her onset of dementia, she believed he was still alive. She would complain that he was working so hard that he would be off to work before she woke up and didn’t come home until she had fallen asleep. If she had been delivered a bouquet of flowers as we do through RAF she would have insisted that my grandfather had sent them and that would have made her day.”
David is dedicated to delivering hope because our mission “reminds us that we’re all connected and that a simple gesture of giving can create happiness and increase the well-being of others.” But, his giving back to the community doesn’t stop with us. He is active in several other charitable organizations locally, and if you can’t find him working or donating his time, you’ll probably find him at one of the many theme parks for which Florida is famous.
Also, when we spoke to David emphasized to us his gratitude to the volunteers who serve with us every day – “I’d like to thank all of the volunteers, without whom none of this would be possible. We are improving people’s lives and that is a wonderful thing.”