At Capital Strategies, our belief has been and always will be based on leading our clients on the best strategic path, the trusted path for those we are deeply honored to serve. We lead, but we also serve. Thus in all we do, we are committed to being servant leaders, to leading humanely to make life better for our clients, our families, and our communities. We acknowledge that which we have been given and understand we have a responsibility to share our gifts with others. And so our commitment extends to making an impact in the lives of others in the communities where we live and work.
Capital Strategies Associate Lucy McDowell Hits the Road Serving Others
Lucy McDowell takes care of people. She’s been working with Capital Strategies for 15 years, currently serving as Office Manager, and she devoted years to caring for and rearing her three children. In 2008, after her children were grown and out of the home, Lucy extended her generous spirit to her community, volunteering for Meals on Wheels.
Meals on Wheels works to correct the problem of senior isolation and hunger within communities across the United States by providing hot meals to those who physically are unable to leave their house. Lucy’s compassion and thoughtfulness have touched the lives of many during her time delivering meals in Gardendale, Alabama.
Several times each month, utilizing her own lunch hour during her busy day, Lucy picks up food from Meals on Wheels and delivers to the people on her route. These clients have come to be more than clients—they’ve become friends.
“I may be the only person some of these men and women will see all day,” Lucy remarks. She knows the importance of not only delivering hot, healthful meals to these seniors, but also the social experience she provides for so many.
“If they want someone to talk to, I’ll stick around and chat. If I know they need something picked up from the store, I’ll try to make an extra special delivery.”
“These men and women are so very appreciative,” she says. And though they do not have much to give in return, their smiles and thanks (and the occasional gift of garden-grown flowers) are more than enough. She’s not just delivering meals; she’s offering hope and comfort. She’s letting people know that she cares.