Emily Corey is a long-time Evergreen resident who epitomizes the generous, community-minded citizen that makes our town such a warm and inviting place to live.
Emily was one of the original volunteers at Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) when it first started almost 30 years ago. The emphasis was on trying to develop a food bank which started as just one closet in the kitchen of the Church of the Transfiguration. Emily was there at the beginning and has maintained her commitment to EChO through many years of its transformation and growth. She served as president of EChO for three terms in the late 1990s. She spent many years working at the desk of the Food Bank and is currently working at the EChO retail store several days a week. Emily thoroughly enjoys meeting the variety of new customers and many regulars who frequent the store.
In Emily’s mind this nonprofit program is a win-win situation for everyone involved: Donors feel good about giving to a worthy cause; buyers have an opportunity to make use of good quality used items at very reasonable prices; and the profits from the retail store help purchase stock to keep the EChO Food Bank providing a vital contribution to those in need in our community.
Emily’s light-hearted, easy-going style helps put people at ease and she exudes a caring, respectful manner in her interactions. Her delightful sense of humor and genuine interest in others make her 80 years young!