In his second epistle, which many biblical scholars believe to have been written shortly before his death, the apostle Peter encourages good stewardship and the use of an individual’s talents and gifts to serve others.
While every city is blessed with its share of those who have taken Peter’s advice to give of themselves for the betterment of the lives of individuals, charitable organizations and the community at large, some cities are especially lucky to have those who go over and beyond the apostle’s call. In Burbank, one of those people is Elaine Paonessa.
City officials and members of the community recently joined the Salvation Army of Burbank to laud Paonessa for her six decades of volunteerism and service at a luncheon held in the Lagoon Room of the Castaway Restaurant.
Calling Paonessa a legend for her 40-plus years of volunteer service to The Salvation Army of Burbank, Lt. Kari Rudd went on to say that it is because of people like her that organizations such as theirs can exist. “Elaine’s contributions have saved and transformed lives,” she added.