Project Care and Concern
Born and raised in Boston, when she was 13 years old, Diane Crump moved to Columbia Point, now known as Harbor Point. That was 57 years ago, and since then, she has been a devoted member of the community. A mother of four including a foster daughter, grandmother of 17, and great grandmother of nine, she makes it known that if anyone is in need, they just have to call. “I’m taking after my mother, God rest her soul. Anyone who needed help – she was there.”
These days, Diane wakes up with the sun and goes to work from 6:15 – 9:30 a.m. And every Wednesday, she volunteers with Sister Joyce McMullen, SNDeN, director of Project Care and Concern, stocking and delivering delicious and nutritious food to her neighbors.
The organization, whose mission is to build nurturing communities in Dorchester where children are cherished, families are supported and the elderly are respected, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. As for Diane, she enjoys volunteering because she loves to help people. “That’s what I’ve been doing all my life.”