Retirees get a taste of volunteer work at Harmony House

Published: Jan. 5, 2019 at 8:21 PM CST
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Jaema Crum was born and rasied in Springfield, Mo. She was an operating nurse for more than 20 years in the Ozarks. After retiring more than two years ago, she said she realized she wanted to do more with her life.

As a result, she joined the Give 5 class. The Give 5 is a group of other retirees looking to find something to fulfill their life during retirement.

"This exposes people to 23 different non profits, plus some other volunteer opportunities and it's just something to see if we find them something that matches their passion," said Give 5 Executive Director Greg Burris.

"Its not about making money, its about those who have no money," says Crum.

Crum and along with a bunch of others prepared a homemade gourmet meal for the more than 100 residents at Harmony House.

"We are cooking roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, rutabaga and carrot compote," says Give 5 retiree Bill Griffiths.

Some members of the Group 5, including Crum, got to taste what it means to be a volunteer when they served the dinner to the residents of Harmony House.

You can apply to be part of the new Give 5 class starting this upcoming February 2019 at