Colorado Social Worker Named Outstanding Community Leader
Cheers to Denver Post columnist Tina Griego for this heartwarming column about National Association of Social Workers member Betty Proctor.
Colorado recently named Proctor Outstanding Community Leader for her work with Helping Hearts & Hands, a nonprofit she launched more than 30 years ago.
Proctor, MSW, who is more than 80 years old according to Griego, is a whiz at raising money to help people in dire need. Her organization gives money to those who can’t pay rent or utilities.
Proctor will soon step down from day-to-day operations but will continue to help with fundraising, the article said.
“My office is my kitchen table, and everyone in the world has my number,” Proctor says. “I’m always fundraising. I might not be able to help everybody, but everybody I help is a little better off.”
To learn more about the many ways social workers help society, visit NASW’s “Help Starts Here” Web page by clicking there.| Leave A Comment