In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, if Calvary Women’s Services were to have a crush on one volunteer group, it would be the DTS Ryders Motorcycle Club. For the past five years, the group has provided Thanksgiving lunch at Calvary and every year they bring just as much charm as they do green been casserole and mashed potatoes. The women and staff who find themselves at Calvary over the holiday are greeted every year with a delicious meal and the company of a volunteer group who feels more like family. We are so excited to spotlight the DTS Ryders Motercyle Club this month:
Where are you from?
Washington Metro Area
Share a fun fact about your group!
We love giving back to the community! We host pool parties, potluck dinners and functions for our favorite organizations in the DMV.
How are you involved at Calvary Women’s Services?
We celebrate Thanksgiving with Calvary every year. This was our 5th year providing the meal and enjoying the company of the women.
Why do you volunteer at Calvary?
At first, the Thanksgiving dinner was a way to give back, but it has quickly become a part of our tradition and identity as a group.
What do you like best about your work with Calvary?
Seeing the smiles of the women and knowing how much they appreciate the meal and the company.
What has been your most memorable experience at Calvary?
One year, we provided a meal around Christmas and we put on music. Everyone was dancing and having a great time! One women in particular, was currently battling cancer, but she was dancing the most!
What has surprised you most about volunteering at Calvary?
How appreciative the staff is.
What would you tell someone considering getting involved at Calvary?
Do it! You won’t regret it. We have nothing but love for Calvary.
If you had to choose one word to describe Calvary, what would it be?