Merle joined Let’s Help Kids in December 2015, after retiring from a 30-year career in new home sales and marketing. She is a life-long resident of the Northern Virginia area. Merle was introduced to Let’s Help Kids by a friend and was immediately inspired by the mission of the organization, and wanted to work with them to help children in need. Uplifting the children’s spirits by providing experiences and gifts of happiness has been an amazing and rewarding experience for her. Educating and inspiring children to give back to the community and help others in need has always been a priority that she instilled in her daughters, and is now teaching to her young grandson.