Volunteer of the Month: Brian Riddle
Providing healthy options to the city’s less fortunate
We’ve all been called on to donate to the local shelter at some point; and we’ve all heard the same request for “non-perishable food items” – basically anything that comes in a can or package. The best food for our bodies, however, is fresh produce. That’s why the 18th and Broadway Community Garden grows fresh produce for Harvesters – The Community Food Network to distribute for our community’s needs.
Brian got Hollis + Miller Architects connected with the organization when we moved our Kansas City office to the Crossroads. He coordinates the planting and maintenance of gardening beds at the Community Garden assigned to Hollis + Miller. He is passionate about this project because he says he loves serving people and finding opportunities to get others involved in and excited about projects that give back to the community.
Applying his purpose
Brian finds opportunities to volunteer outside of Hollis + Miller, as well. He is actively involved in his church, creating sets for shows and special events. He is currently excited about creating a large “Wizard of Oz” set for Life.Church’s ‘At the Movies’ event. We can’t wait to test out his yellow brick road.