Meet the BH Team - Sue deFreese
by Angela Malizia
Sue is kind, positive and a friend to all. She has helped with countless projects over the years. The list is long but to offer a glimpse of her dedication to helping others, her BH work includes Beach Cleanups, Coat Drives, Bicycle Helmet Giveaway, Starfish Squad, Soup Kitchen, Hurricane Relief and Zumba events. Sue is a both a leader and a supportive team player – showing by example, inspiring others to get involved and doing whatever is needed to help in ways that make others smile and feel cared for.
1. A WAY I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME (ASIDE FROM VOLUNTEERING)
I enjoy doing Zumba, hanging out with friends, watching movies or best of all playing with my nephew Dante.
2. ABOUT YOUR FIRST BH PROJECT:
It was 2012 when I really became involved after doing the Timothy Coppola Helmet Drive (this was not my first BH project). The first project was Oct 2012 helping Michele Ayoub with the event for Al's Angels. Also after that I started doing Michele's Zumba class.
3. A MEMORABLE MOMENT
They have all been memorable moments, but if I had to choose one it was Valentine’s Day at the soup kitchen. We gave a little boy a Yankee Pillow that I had gotten from my grandparents house after they had passed away and to just watch this young boy (probably about 9) and how he cherished it.
4. ABOUT BEING ON THE BH TEAM
It is an honor to be a part of this team. Not only have I made new and amazing friends. I have re-connected with old friends. Also to know Ang and be by her side is truly a blessing. Her compassion and love are truly extraordinary.
5. IN A WORD (OR FEW) WHAT DOES BACKYARD HUMANITARIAN MEAN TO YOU?