Pam discusses the joys of giving
Updated: Jun 3, 2020
Pam is an Intellihelp Angel from Arizona. She is a veteran giver who likes building solid connections with people, and sharing when things get rough. Right now she thinks things are really rough.
"I like to see where the money is going, and how people use it to survive. I also like continuing to support them as they recover"
“I tend to be drawn to certain scenarios. I like the direct contact with people this community provides. It’s good to get a sense of who you are giving to and have the ability to control the engagement. I like to see where the money is going, and how people use it to survive. I also like continuing to support them as they recover,” says Pam. “This whole thing has been so sudden and so impactful. The volume of people involved and how hard it is on everyone is devastating, I needed to jump in and make something happen.”
Pam is a wife, and a mom to an adorable 7 year old, but giving is something she does on her own for the most part. “It is me, this is what I can do. It is so fast; I tell people you can change a whole life in half an hour. I tell them it is a rush to help, so by all means come on and help!”
And while it is true Pam thinks giving is just “part of who (she) is” she also thinks she came by it honestly. “I have empathy for other people even if I have never been in their situation. My father was a minister and I was raised in that environment. In the end we are all better for helping each other, rather than just worrying about our own stuff.” According to Pam, “The most rewarding part is that giving what you can is the right thing to do. These are real people and it is amazing how just a little help can make such a huge difference.”
There is a reason why this time of Corona virus and being in quarantine feels like a different kind of disaster to Pam. She told us, “It is one thing if you have a house fire and are devastated, but have family or friends to stay with and get support from. Now, most people are in the same situation with you, not just in local areas but everywhere. So, who is going to help you cover costs if everyone is where you are? What do you do?”
For Pam, playing a role in making sure people have a place to turn for help is important, and she is aware we are in this for the long haul. “This is not going to end soon and the extent of the help needed is massive. I think there is something really rewarding about seeing it through,” she mused.
"In all of this I appreciate knowing Intellihelp is not a free for all. There are a lot of checkpoints."
Intellihelp provided Pam with the perfect way to make the connections, and the difference, she values so much. “I like going to a single site. One place where I can help people and get to know them. In all of this I appreciate knowing Intellihelp is not a free for all. There are a lot of checkpoints. There are legitimate asks out there and the money goes where it needs to go.”
And finally Pam says, “ I tend to look for different scenarios, smaller families, or couples, or older people. Other people maybe, want families with kids. Take the time to find what makes sense to you, then find someone and help them.” Our thoughts, exactly.
Your Wings are Up, Pam! Thank you from our entire community!