Winchester native finds fulfillment in volunteering

Published 8:25 am Tuesday, August 22, 2017

There are a lot of worthy causes in Clark County which rely on volunteers.

Tammy Moberly gives her time to several of them.

She’s on a subcommittee as well as the board of the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce. She’s on the board for the Clark County Homeless Coalition and helps with fund-raising events. She’s on the board for the Clark County Animal Shelter. She also volunteers at Clark County Community Services and helps organize the annual Turkey Trot 5K. And she volunteers with Junior Achievement.

And that’s after giving up a few things because her plate got too full.

“I was getting overwhelmed,” she said.

For the life-long Winchester resident, serving the community is a natural thing.

“I just starting picking out some of the organizations and things that were near and dear to my heart,” she said. “Mainly, I asked the organizations. I started going to the monthly meetings.”

Moberly, who works at Clark Energy, said she started volunteering in earnest in 2005.

“I got involved with Junior Achievement through our office,” she said. “They came to our office looking for volunteers. I said I’d give it a try.”

Junior Achievement, also known as JA, offers education programs in schools to encourage entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. According to the JA website, the program reaches 4.8 million students annually in the U.S.

The program covers all grades from kindergarten through 12th grade; Moberly usually works with kindergarten and first-graders.

“We have a five-week program where we go in a class and talk about money and family and how to be involved in the community,” she said.

Most of her time, though, goes to the Clark County Homeless Coalition, she said. It’s also one of the most meaningful.

“It’s an emerging problem in Clark County,” she said. “It needs to be addressed. It’s not just a hand out, but a hand up. It helps (CCHC clients) to be self-sufficient.”

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

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