“I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more.” We’ve all heard this 1988 song by The Proclaimers, wondering who exactly would go this distance to accomplish a goal. Since moving to Lawrenceville in 2013, resident Scott Rizza has given a resounding answer.
Lisa Hall, a resident of Jackson and an assistant librarian at Lawrence High School, grew up with a mother that always participated in community service. So, when Hall had children of her own, she passed on this love of service. When her son was four, they would visit the Ronald McDonald House to volunteer. Hall’s friends who were mothers also begin to spend a lot of time taking their children to volunteer at soup kitchens and nursing homes. In 2006, they decided to formalize their service by creating Rays of Hope, an organization focused on developing future leaders through community service and advocacy.