Volunteer works 5 days a week to make sure families get a holiday every year

Volunteer spreads cheer through out the year

DENVER - Christmas this year was a lot brighter thanks to 7Everyday Hero Wanda Ramey.

The only thing her resume lacks is work at the north pole.

Ramey is a retired mortgage banker, a grandmother, and a self-proclaimed professional volunteer.

"Well, I call myself a roustabout because I do a little bit of everything."

Ramey gives her time at multiple agencies, year round. But at Christmas she volunteers five days a week at Denver's Salvation Army warehouse.

"My favorite [job] is this one right here at the warehouse for Christmas, because I'm a grandmother and I get to see all the best toys in the world," said Ramey.

This year at Christmas, the Salvation Army will help thousands of families with gifts and food. Volunteers are the key, especially those who go the extra mile like Wanda Ramey.

"No job is too small, all of them are important," said Ramey.

"And when she's not here, she takes food and delivers it to shut-ins who don't have anything.  So, she's just that special personality, always has a smile and always willing to help," said Colonel Terry Griffin, Denver Metro Coordinator, Salvation Army.

Wanda Ramey has the holiday spirit throughout the year because she sees how the Salvation Army helps people from all walks of life.

"It's everyone.  There by the grace of God go I. These people have fallen on some hard times.  And it can happen to anyone," said Ramey.

To learn more about the Salvation Army go to www.imsalvationarmy.org

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