For 55 years, Doctor Ed and Phyllis Belzer have called Kansas City their home.
“We came to Kansas City in 1967 from Omaha to begin my pediatric practice,” said Doctor Ed Belzer.
The Belzers began volunteering for Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City (JFSKC) more than ten years ago. They started as JET Express drivers and transferred over to the JFSKC Food Pantry, where they have been volunteering there for the past six years.
“We volunteer twice a month and on holidays,” said Phyllis Belzer. “We deliver food to people who cannot get to the pantry.”
The Belzers believe that JFSKC is the most well charitable organizations in the area due to our programs.
“A volunteer can choose any area they feel comfortable with and a great staff to work with,” said Doctor Ed Belzer.
Vicki Johansen, JFSKC’s Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, stated that both Doctor Ed and Phyllis Belzer made an impact in the JFSKC community.
“Ed and Phyllis Belzer volunteer to improve the lives of others, from picking up food pantry donations every week, to making food deliveries to being a past JET Express Driver. We appreciate all that they do and the positivity that they do it with!” said Vicki Johansen.
The Belzers believe that every volunteer opportunity comes with creating new memories.
“New memories are made every week with the gratitude and thanks from the clients and the conversations with them,” said Phyllis Belzer.
The Belzers shared a significant lesson they learned from their time volunteering at JFSKC.
“It is so worth the time and effort for a person to volunteer for JFSKC. It is instant gratification!” said Dr. Ed Belzer.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact the JFSKC Volunteer Engagement Team at (913) 730-1410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.