Meet A St. Paul’s Thrift Shop Volunteer- Airrior Norwood!

Jane Shoultz, Linda Davis-Monley, Airrior Norwood, Becky Costlow

Meet Airrior Norwood, a St. Paul’s Thrift Shop Volunteer! Airrior has began working full time at the Thrift Shop in 1989 after she retired from Bayside Academy. She works on Thursdays sorting housewares, and she works on the register. She has volunteered in every department at the shop. Airrior received the St. Paul’s Thrift Shop Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 at the Thrift Shop’s annual Volunteer Luncheon.

“Volunteering at the Thrift Shop was a great way to give back to the community, and it feeds the soul,” Airrior Norwood said. “There was a need for more volunteers, because there were only 12 at the time.”

Airrior has lived in Baldwin County since 1961, and she began volunteering after her friend, Avos Stickney, asked her to help.

“She is always busy doing something for someone else!” Said Avos Stickney a Thrift Shop Volunteer. “She is indispensable to St. Paul’s, and we love her!”

In addition to Airrior’s work with the Thrift Shop she also has served on the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Vestry, on the Altar Guild, St. Paul’s Thrift Shop Board, Thrift Shop Treasurer, she polishes all of the silver for the annual Holiday Shoppe, and she volunteers at Ecumenical Ministries.

“She’s a beloved fixture at St. Paul’s who at 93, still works works selflessly each day in one ministry or another, and never complains,” said Linda Davis Monley St. Paul’s Thrift Shop Director. “She is the epitome of Christian service and has set the bar very high for all of us.”

“The Thrift Shop is unique in that the people volunteering are always happy, and people coming in comment about how much they enjoy visiting and shopping here,” Airrior said.

John 3:16, one of Airrior’s favorite Bible verses

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