Community Champions

Peaceful-Spirit Gantenbein Administrative Assistant, REM Iowa
Grant Recipient, Shiloh Church

An all-star volunteer, Peaceful is always looking for new ways to give back to her community. For the past 20 years, Peaceful has volunteered at Shiloh Church in Kalona, Iowa, where she coordinates food programs for adults and children, works the switchboards and audio booths for church productions, and assists with whatever task she can.

Peaceful also organizes periodic blood drives for her fellow REM Iowa employees through the DeGowin Blood Center at the University of Iowa. She’s independently given blood to a number of charities over the years, and decided to expand her reach to include her coworkers. In addition, Peaceful coordinates canned good drives with her office for local charities in need. While REM Iowa has a fairly small office, the team makes a big difference in the community!

Shiloh Church will receive a $500 grant from The Foundation in honor of Peaceful’s volunteer spirit and hard work.