HECTOR, Minn.--Volunteer extraordinaire is the best way to describe Eleven Who Care Honoree, Amy Hollan. Amy is an excellent caregiver and serves many that live the the small town of Hector, Minnesota.
Amy serves her community by taking seniors to appointments, buying them groceries, visiting those who may be lonely, delivering meals on wheels, singing at funerals and other services, coaching baseball and softball, and the list goes on. If Amy sees a need she will do all that she can to fill it.
This spirit of volunteerism, care-giving and serving others with the gift of music was instilled in Amy from a young age. Amy's parents, Ray and Helen Jean Christensen, were kind and loving people that taught their children to serve others and lead by example. The family was passionate about music and church was a major part of Amy's upbringing.
Carolyn Holmsten, who nominated Amy for the Eleven Who Care award, describes Amy as a "quiet, steady force working behind the scenes of Hector. Whether you are eleven months, eleven years or eleven times 8 years [old] she will be there to see you through. Amy literally keeps the community of Hector alive and well."
The impact that Amy has continued to make in the community she knows and loves is almost impossible to describe, but spend one day in Hector and you will feel the spirit of love and community that holds this little town together.
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