SAN JOSE (KCBS) — As Bay Area charities gear up for the Holidays, volunteers are working overtime to prepare food and gifts for the needy, and one volunteer isn’t letting her age be an excuse for not helping out.
At 95 years young, June Tablak has celebrated a lot of birthdays, and is the most senior volunteer at Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose. She helps feed the homeless every Tuesday and Thursday mornings, making hundreds of sack lunches. At the age of 86, she decided she had time to give back.READ MORE: Downsized But Not Out, Dreamforce Conference Set to Boost Business in San Francisco
“I make sandwiches, and pack lunches, and I’ve been doing it for about nine years. I love these people, and I love coming in and working here,” Tablak told KCBS.
Jill Mitch with Sacred Heart says June is beloved by everyone at the Catholic charity, which wouldn’t be able to function without help from volunteers like June.READ MORE: Emmy Awards: 'The Crown' Dominates with Seven Wins
“She’s just a fantastic spirit, and we’re lucky to have her here on Tuesday mornings making sandwiches with so many people experiencing homelessness in our community,” Mitch said.
June’s message is that it’s never too late to help those in need.MORE NEWS: Flames Reach Ancient Sequoias; Crews in Pitched Battle to Save Giant Forest Grove
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