I had heard so many wonderful reflections about Wayne Douglas, I have finally had the opportunity to meet one of our treasured volunteers and most inspiring donors!
Wayne is doing great! Working hard, sharing his talents and treasures with Trinity Cafe, in addition to other worthy causes he holds dear, here in the Tampa Bay area.
For a brief time many years ago Wayne was struggling. Finding our cafe was one of many blessings he found when he needed help. As soon as he got back on his feet and no longer needed to pull up a chair to our table, Wayne began helping Trinity Cafe right away. He provides meals through monthly donations and personally serves our hungry guests as a committed volunteer. Wayne’s story of accomplishment, support and loyalty has been shared many times as a featured ‘Stirring Story’ at Trinity Cafe.
Wayne has a passion to serve those who are hungry, his reach even helps those overseas.
In addition to what he does where he calls home, he donates regularly to organizations in other countries who are less fortunate than we are in the United States. Wayne says, “Although we may struggle, we should stay grateful for the opportunities available to us because many have it much worse than we do.”
Meeting Wayne was a joy!
Wayne reminds me of many important life lessons:
1) Everyone has a story, take the time to understand them.
2) No matter the challenge, work hard.
3) Give back.
4) Always stay grateful.
Happy to report… we are friends now and it thrills me to get a warm smile and hello every time I see Wayne.
For that, I am grateful.
Shannon Hannon-Oliviero, Director of Development & Communications