Marty Berger has been recruiting and transporting Bullis student volunteers for over a decade. Every Monday, Bullis students and Marty walk through the doors ready to help serve food on our mobile soup kitchen, McKenna’s Wagon.
Why did you get involved with Martha’s Table originally, what made you want to volunteer and why here?
“I started working with Martha’s Table almost 14 years ago. As the Director of Community Service at Bullis I began looking for meaningful opportunities for Bullis Students.”
Is there a moment that stands out in your mind about your volunteer experience, with another volunteer or with our staff?
“I was overwhelmed by the reaction of the students from Potomac to people in DC who lined up nightly for something to eat. The discovery for them was more than just noticing hunger; rather they felt good about the expressed gratitude of the clients they were serving. The students would say, “Mr. Berger, the clients keep saying God Bless You. That’s so cool.” The volunteer opportunity at Martha’s Table became the standard by which I measured subsequent projects.”