Be Remarkable: Marci Ramirez is a volunteer for organizations across the Brazos Valley
In our series Be Remarkable we often recognize someone who is passionately helping one or two organizations but this week’s winner is someone who is sharing her time, love, and labor with several groups across the Brazos Valley.
CALDWELL, Texas (KBTX) - Marci Ramirez is the funeral director at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Caldwell. It’s her full-time job but it’s not her only work.
Marci is involved in a long list of non-profit organizations and charities across the Brazos Valley. For example, she volunteers for SHIP International, Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living, and the Hispanic Forum of BCS. Marci resides in Bryan but her new job at the funeral home in Caldwell has already led to her doing more outreach work across the area.
“She’s been a great hire. She gives more than anybody I have ever worked with,” said Managing Director Drew Stackhouse. “She goes above and beyond and it’s been a blessing to have her here. I knew she was involved in a few activities but ever since she’s come here to Caldwell, she’s been involved in our community here. It’s been amazing.”
Marci, who has helped to nominate other people in the community for the Be Remarkable award, was surprised to learn that she was now on the receiving end of the honor.
She was nominated by her friend and fellow member of The Bridge Ministries Kim Beverly.
“Although her job requires many hours of service to our community, far surpassing the 40-hour workweek, she still finds time to volunteer in our community. When someone is in need, whether it be a listening ear, hand to hold, or caring embrace, Marci is always ready to help,” said Beverly.
Marci has helped with voter registration, she helped last year give out turkeys to families in need on Thanksgiving Day, she’s volunteered with I Heart Bryan, she visits with residents of nursing homes, and helps with The Bridge Ministries along with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“I just try to do the best I can where I can. If I have a spare moment I’m happy to help,” said Ramirez.
She also encourages others to get involved with area non-profit groups and give back.
“If you have something on your mind and the Lord tells you that you need to do something, you need to act on it. Don’t just think about it. There’s a volunteer job out there for everyone, even if it’s just a cup of coffee and a hug for someone, it’s important. It’s important. So much has been given to me and I have to give back. It’s not a job, it’s an honor,” said Ramirez.
Marci’s desire to help others around the clock while balancing her work and family life is why KBTX and Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers are honored to give him this week’s Be Remarkable Award.
If you have someone you want to nominate for our Be Remarkable campaign click here! Be Remarkable airs on News 3 at 6 p.m. every other Monday and is proudly sponsored and made possible by Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers.
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