Meet Teresa: A former Millionair Club employee now giving back to others in our community

Teresa with members of the Millionair Club Charity employment staff. From left to right, Mariah, Rhonda, Teresa and Sherrill.
Teresa with members of the Millionair Club Charity employment staff. From left to right, Mariah, Rhonda, Teresa and Sherrill.

When Teresa Toomer moved to Seattle last December, she did so with the intention of helping her brother Virgil get through his health problems. In the end, Virgil ended up helping her as well.

Virgil has been a Millionair Club Charity participant since 1998, regularly getting assignments in moving, landscaping and general labor. After suffering some health issues, his sister became concerned about him and decided to move from North Carolina to Seattle to care for him. Teresa left her job as a substitute teacher and had to start all over in a new city.

Knowing how the organization had helped him, Virgil recommended she go to the Millionair Club to earn some money doing temporary jobs while she looked for a permanent position. After working at two short-term jobs through the Millionair Club Charity, Teresa briefly worked in our dispatch office before landing employment with Catholic Community Services.

“We would like to congratulate Teresa for landing this new job at Catholic Community Services,” says lead dispatcher Doug Hamre. “She is a special and kind person and we are very happy for her success.”

Teresa credits the Millionair Club Charity for helping her get started in the city of Seattle when she arrived here without a job.

“I want to thank the Millionair Club,” Teresa says. “They reached out to me and made me feel like they wanted to help me and make sure I could find a full-time job.”

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