Out of the Cold North comes a Warm Heart!
Warm Beach Camp’s volunteers come from far and wide. This past year, we had volunteers from Kansas, California, Virginia, and Texas. Thanks to Deedee Jeffreys, we can now add Alaska to the list.
Deedee came to Warm Beach all the way from Coffman Cove, Alaska, where she owns an RV park. The cold Alaska winters bring the RV park activity to a halt, so Deedee heads south to a warmer climate. When you live in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest is a warmer winter climate! She also has family in the Pacific Northwest to visit, so it all works out very well.
Deedee has long been connected to Warm Beach Camp. She first came as a camp counselor when she was still in high school. More recently, she attended Family Camp several times with her son’s family. When she considered a place to serve as a volunteer while basking in the moderate winter climate of the Pacific Northwest, her thoughts turned to Warm Beach.
Owning her own business, Deedee is no stranger to hard work. She came in time for Thanksgiving Working Weekend ready to work! Then she stayed to help with the final set-up for The Lights of Christmas. Next came The Lights where she helped in the gift shops, Ornament Shoppe and Shepherd’s Keep, and hosted in the Hospitality Center, in Cedar Lodge Lobby, Deer Mt. Lodge, and the Joyland Concert Hall.
She helped with Take Down after The Lights and after all the decorations were put away she stayed around to do some deep cleaning in guest facilities and helped to write grant proposals. She finally pulled herself away mid-February to go visit her grandson, and take some much-needed vacation time.
Deedee said, “Warm Beach Camp is a friendly, safe place” where she came not only to give but to grow spiritually.
Deedee plans on returning next winter to enjoy the climate again, and visit family. And now, she has even more family to visit because we consider Deedee a part of the Warm Beach Camp family. Thank you to Deedee for all her hard work.