Saturdays with Jay Anderson

Saturdays with Jay Anderson

We welcome a new volunteer to La Posada, Jay Anderson. Jay is originally from Alburquerque, NM, and attended college at the University of Arizona.

“My experience of God in college and especially at the Catholic Newman Center gave me the desire to serve those in need,” said Jay. “I organized volunteers to help the local Habitat for Humanity Chapter.”

In 2007, Jay participated in the Habitat Bicycle Challenge. The cross country bicycle ride raised money for Habitat for Humanity in New Haven, Conn. After graduation, he worked for three and half years until his fiancée accepted a teaching position at St. Joseph’s Academy in Brownsville, Texas. Jay made the move with her, which brought him to San Benito.

He learned about La Posada through a fundraising presentation by Sister Zita at Mary, Queen of the Universe Church.

“I enjoy volunteering at La Posada because it is such a wonderful home for those who are in the legal process and need a place to stay. I love meeting the residents and hearing their stories, their hopes and their dreams.”

Jay spends his Saturdays mowing grass, weeding garden and flower beds and cleaning the vehicles. Many clients have never used some of the lawn machines before so Jay is able to supervise and teach these life skills to them.

If you want to volunteer your time and talents like Jay, please contact us.