On behalf of Navy Street, I wanted to take this moment to say THANK YOU.
Every day I am amazed by our supportive community, and our dedicated team of volunteers who have come together in solidarity. I have cherished every moment of the last 3 years fostering and promoting our mission. So much of my time as CEO has been a learning process. I have learned from my team, and from the community every single day, growing as an individual and as a leader. Its been an experience like no other, that I am truly so thankful for.
We’ve grown. We’ve expanded our operation, our reach and our responsibilities with it. We breathed life into the disabled community, and into many hearts that surround it. The community has engaged with our project, which has affected positive tangible change. We have tried to shed light on the importance of accessibility and the issues that surround it with positive impact.
This charity is fueled by the passion of volunteers who work here. We do it for the community. In our case, without the community that we serve, we would not be here. But we also do it for ourselves, because its undoubtedly something we love to do. This November is an emotional time for me because some of our accomplishments are my proudest moments, yet some of these memories involve facing some of life’s biggest obstacles for others. Beyond that, the people that have come into my life because of Navy Street have become my close friends. Their stories have touched me so deeply and have become part of my experience, my family. I wouldn't trade a single moment for anything.
Family is a single word, with many different meanings. People have many different ways of defining family and what being part of a family means to them. It isn't always about the people in your life that are in blood relation. Family means to me a bond that cannot be broken by any means. For this family, I am greatful.