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Employee Spotlight: Misamaris Semprit

Nominated by Luis Santiago, Domestic Violence Shelter Services (DVSS) Director

“Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.” – Anonymous

Misamaris Semprit is the embodiment of that quote and therefore the reason why she’s the inaugural recipient of the YWCA of Western Massachusetts’ Employee Spotlight.

An employee with the YWCA of Western Massachusetts for 9 months, Misamaris is the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) Director. No stranger to hard work, Misamaris has also covered shifts and helped out the Domestic Violence Shelter Services (DVSS) program. Said Semprit as to why she wanted to work for the YWCA, “I can relate to the domestic violence survivors, and I wanted to work with them.”

When the shelter went without a cook for a few weeks, without being asked, Misamaris volunteered her time to work in the kitchen and prepare food for the residents. “Out of the kindness of her heart, Misamaris volunteered to ‘help’ at the kitchen,” said Luis Santiago, Shelter Director. “I use ‘help’, with quotation marks, because she basically worked as our de facto cook for about 2 to 3 weeks, cooking delicious and nutritious homemade meals, lunch and dinner, made from scratch.”

“Misamaris, you are truly appreciated,” Santiago concluded. “You will always be looked upon as an example of someone who goes out of their way to serve others, someone who cares about the population we serve, and who is always looking to help, without expecting anything in return.”