Volunteers are key to CASA’s work in the community. For this reason, Shelly Smith the executive director is grateful to her eleven new volunteers’ picture above. Lindsey Stock is CASA’s Volunteer Advocate of the Month.
Stock a Longview native is a 34-year-old mother of two young sons ages 17 and 9. She has been a CASA since April 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and was recently accepted into the Master’s program at University of Texas at Tyler. According to Stock, she is interested in volunteering and doing social work. Best of all, she plans to be a life-long CASA volunteer.
When asked what she likes most about being a CASA volunteer, she said, “I love being able to witness a child’s transformation as they grow during the process. Seeing a child smile because they feel safe and happy is the most rewarding feeling that I’ve ever had.” So far, Stock has had two cases, both of which are still active. She looks forward to having many more cases.
Besides giving her time to CASA, Stock manages her organization, Fowl Feathered Friends in Bryan’s Mill, Texas. “I have been hatching and raising chicken, quail, turkey, ducks and geese for almost three years, and consider myself a poultry farmer,” she said. “I’ve recently added rabbits to our farm and plan to continue expanding until I produce enough to sell at our local Farmer’s Market.” Stock’s hobbies include animal husbandry, homesteading, fishing, music festivals and family camping trips.