Fort Belvoir, Va. –
Editor’s note: This is one of several articles celebrating Black History Month. We asked our employees how they contribute to the health and wellness of themselves, their relationships, their communities, and the planet.
Ms. Julia Moore works in the Raytheon Technologies, Raytheon Missiles and Defense Resident Office in Tucson, Arizona, where she is passionate about helping others. A former active duty military member, she worked for the Department of the Army before joining DCAA in 2014. As someone who has experienced struggles in her own life, she is giving back to those in need just as someone helped her.
She began helping in her community when she lived in Alabama. She states, “helping others is like therapy for me, but it is also helping others in need at the same time.” Now working in Tucson, she has continued her efforts to make a positive impact on her community’s health and wellness.
“During these times it seems I see homelessness and struggling everywhere on every corner. There are countless ways to help. When I encounter someone that is obviously struggling, I look at them, smile and help if I can. Homelessness can make one feel ashamed, abandoned, lonely, scared, hungry, so your smile or helping hand and looking at them without judging eyes helps. It helps them from the inside out.”
Julia is always ready to help and keeps her car stocked with simple things; bottles of water, clothes she no longer needs or wants, small items for personal hygiene such as those found in hotels. Small gestures everyday add up and could mean the world of difference to someone and have a positive impact on yourself and your community’s health and wellness.