Monday, 21 March 2016

Another Sharathon Success!

What a wonderful week!
Last week was the annual Sharathon at 95.1 SHINE FM. This was my fourth year volunteering, talk about an awesome, exhausting week! Tuesday and Thursday I was there from 6am until 4:15pm or so, Wednesday from 9:30am to about 4pm, and on Friday from 9:15am until the end, about 8pm.
No stitching that week, early to bed for me!

This year, DJ was able to come with me one day. She's got the best handwriting, so she wrote thank you cards to the listeners who donated and I...

took the calls. I was only in the "hot seat", the busiest phone, one shift this year. That one keeps you on your toes!
  I also wrote my fair share of thank you notes, it's always nice to add a personal note for those that leave comments or prayer requests. DJ was good at that too! I basically went where they needed me and enjoyed every hat!

One of the great things about coming at 6am? The beautiful sunrise over Baltimore.
 The colours were stunning.

Mornings with Tracey, Mike and Dave.

Work Day with John and Tiffanie.

Afternoons with Jack and Erin

I was blessed to meet Lisa, the ultimate prayer warrior! As I was writing thank you cards, I passed along the ones asking for prayers and she prayed for them. I hope she's able to come back again next year, for more than one day!

And hey, I got to see Pastor Jim. (Lisa sat with him too). I sat in his "seat" the day after he did and this is the note that was there, so sweet. 
He was snapping pictures of Baltimore after he left, so I snapped one of him!

  Apparently, I wasn't told to make a funny face!
Much better!

What a great group of people!

And these two? The phones would have been a mess without them in charge!

And they/we did it! Already looking forward to next year.

Just a few stories I heard while on the phone...
A woman who was getting ready to move with her daughter and only had $13 - she wanted to donate $3, then changed her mind and made it $5.

The "starving artist" he called himself - put $10 on his card specifically to donate.

I didn't remember this story, but last year or maybe the year before, a Mom called in and said her children were willing to give up their mini vacation to donate what they would have spent. I spoke to a woman who wanted to pay for them to have a night out.

Goodnight B'more!

One stitching piece relating to this post - His Name is Jesus from Joyful Expressions.
It's a slow start!


Vickie said...

Awesome work you guys! Four years for you now!!!

Katie said...

Fantastic work! Great pictures.

Linda said...

Sounds like a great week Astrid.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great way to spend a week with some awesome people!

Tiffstitch said...

Congrats on meeting your goals!

Maggee said...

You done good! Congrats to everyone that worked to achieve the goal! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Astrid....... You are a bright shining light. You are selfless, caring and have endless energy. You are a pure joy to have around... Thank you so very, very much for all your love, support and service to 95.1 SHINE FM SHARATHON 2016!

We too are looking forward to next year!

Love and Blessings to you and your family Astrid.

Serving Him with joy,