VOA VOICES: Jackie Pair

Dr. Jackie Pair’s extensive work for others is guided by a simple philosophy, “to whom much is given, much is required.” That’s why Dr. Pair, a member of our Tennessee Action Council, is a leader for VOA in Nashville, serving the needs of people with disabilities and our neighbors facing homelessness. She helped organize VOA’s “Hope for the Homeless” campaign, which has become an annual event where Tennessee team members distribute food, clothing and toiletries to Nashville’s homeless population. Dr. Pair also purchases holiday gifts for VOA’s Phoenix House in Hermitage, Tennessee, where VOA cares for adults with disabilities. A U.S. Army veteran who works at the VA, she sees VOA as vital to her commitment to help others. “It’s the best feeling. VOA just touches your heart.”