Welcome to our Helping Hands Grateful Hearts Blog! We are the Johnson Family, pictured above from left to right - Cam Johnson, Vice President, Kevin Johnson, Secretary, Susan Johnson, President and Kait Johnson, Vice President. Giving back is a way of life...Learn a little bit more about us below.
From an early age, my parents stressed the importance of making myself available to assist the world around us. Despite having been raised in Rhode Island, the smallest state in the United States, that never stopped me from having far reaching dreams of making sure that I will leave the world a better place than what I was born into. From my first mission trip when I was 15, I knew I had found my method of changing the world. Since then, I have continued pursuing my dream of bettering the world.
“I WILL LEAVE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE THAN I WAS BORN INTO.”
Since I was young, I’ve always felt a desire to help others to be the best that they could, whether that be in the moment or for the long haul. I’m not completely sure of all the reasons why this brings me satisfaction, but for certain my experiences with “helping others” has always resulted in mutual benefit. Mutual in that by sharing whatever I can – skills, knowledge, experience, resources, time, attention, encouragement and love…I always feel as if I get back more in return. Some of my best friendships and most powerful interactions have come in these moments, and I am blessed to be afforded those opportunities through Helping Hands, Grateful Hearts.
I am a professional with a 34 –year career with multinationals, including Siemens, Bayer, Ciba, Corning, Chiron and Morton Thiokol. The majority of my career has been as a Director in the healthcare industry.
“HELPING OTHERS HAS ALWAYS RESULTED IN MUTUAL BENEFIT.”
I have been involved in community service for over 40 years. Our family made a commitment and a priority giving back to those in need around the world. Serving hasn’t impacted my life, serving is my life. It is part of my DNA. It’s what makes me get up every morning and tackle my to do list.
Giving back, no matter how great or how small, has a positive impact on someone else. Something as easy as a smile, might brighten someone else’s day. Knowing that if you work at it, build it, share it and have it be a part of your life and family, it means more lives can be impacted. You not only help those who may need a hand up but you and your family become role models who inspire others to serve or give back. That motivates me to do more. That’s impact!
“GIVING BACK, NO MATTER HOW GREAT OR HOW SMALL, HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SOMEONE ELSE.”
Serving others has always been a priority. I grew up understanding that helping those in need should be a natural extension of every person´s responsibility. For years, I have been involved in community service in my hometown and in other countries. Every experience has left me with new friendships, heartwarming memories and a profound sense of purpose to continue to do good for others.
“HELPING THOSE IN NEED SHOULD BE A NATURAL EXTENSION OF EVERY PERSON'S RESPONSIBILITY.”