WORKING AT RCCC: KATIE M.
Updated: Sep 30, 2020
I have been working at Ramsey County Care Center since 2009, a nursing home in Maplewood. I used to have a bunch of different task over the years but the task I most recently helped out with is the Care Center’s canteen store. All the money that we make helps support the residents in their activities.
We sell different snacks, beverages and knickknacks like seasonal decorations. Working there gives me a sense of purpose. Even though it’s not a paying position, it is still important for me that I volunteer and bring happiness to other people lives. The real plus is the residents enjoy seeing me and other volunteers that come.
Due to the current situation, I have not worked since March 12th 2020. I get periodic updates from work and how the center is doing. I am hopeful that I will be able to go back next year when it is safe again.
This period of time has shown me that all of us are suffering socially in some way and we all can’t wait for things to improve.