Photograph by John Nickerson
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I have just begun my sixth year with WaterFire, and it started at a true time of need. In November of 2014 I was laid off by my employer of 30 years and I found myself with too much time on my hands and feeling bad about my prospects. I saw an advertisement for WaterFire Volunteers and I thought, why not? I attended the first Captain's training and found I really liked the idea of being part of something special. I met some great people and we were able to grow together through our WaterFire experience. The staff and other volunteer Captains welcomed us and taught us what WaterFire was really about and how much of an impact it has on the community.