This is a Gary Maxworthy's story of service: "After my wife passed away I wanted to give back and volunteered for Vista the domestic peace corps. because of my life experience in the food industry they got me involved in Food Banking. After my one year with Vista I continued to work with Food Banks in California which I have been doing now for 14 years. In 1999 I came up with the idea of accessing fresh produce and distributing it to people in need. Initially to 11 Food banks in N. California. Up to that time Food banks had focused on cans and boxes to distribute.
After volunteering for 211 Arlan realized that there just are not enough social service organizations to go around. It occured to Alan that we can do everything we want to do (with virtually no money) if people just stepped up and realized that they can make a positive difference in other peoples lives.
Operation Medical Libraries (OML) collects and distributes current medical textbooks and journals through a partnership with American medical schools, hospitals, and physicians and the United States military. Its purpose is to foster the creation of permanent medical libraries and support the expansion of existing collections in conflict regions where healthcare education and the practice of medicine are suffering.
Kenneth Prather is on disability retirement due to a chronic disorder by the name of Ankylosing Spondylitis. In addition, he was also hurt in 1998. This resulted in him being on life support for 32 days, three months in a long term intensive care hospital, and three years in a nursing home.