Blue Crew Volunteer Close-Up: Karlene Wint

By October 19, 2016January 14th, 2021Community Volunteerism
Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Karlene Wint.

Blue Crew volunteer Karlene is pictured above at the 2016 Blue Crew Outstanding Achievement Awards Ceremony.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Karlene Wint

Karlene Wint, Senior claims pay adjuster
Years at Independence Blue Cross: 20

How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer?

I can’t remember!

What organizations and/or service projects do you support with the Blue Crew?

  • Back on My Feet – in the faces of the homeless, I see myself, family and friends. This could be anyone’s journey.
  • Rebuilding Together – a little sweat equity can make a world of difference in the life of a family.

How do you think the Blue Crew impacts the corporate culture at Independence?

It’s an excellent opportunity to work with coworkers company-wide.

What motivates you to donate so many volunteer hours?

It is necessary to enhance the communities we live and work in. There is always a need, and it’s amazing how many lives you can touch.

Is there a particular volunteer project or achievement you are most proud of?

Blue Cross Broad Street Run – it is always a privilege to meet people from all walks of life and to hear the different stories that brought them to the race. It takes an amazing amount of effort and cooperation to pull it off. I love the teamwork.

When you aren’t at work or volunteering, how do you like to spend your free time?

Reading and spending time with family and friends.

Our Independence Blue Cross (Independence) Corporate Volunteer Program — the Blue Crew — celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2016. Collectively, our Blue Crew volunteers donated more than 7,900 community service hours in 2015. In this series, we’re profiling our Blue Crew volunteers with the most individual service hours. Know an organization or a local event that could use some enthusiastic volunteers? Contact the Blue Crew.

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About Mary Eileen O'Connor

My personal philosophy about health and well-being is to have simple goals and stick to them — whether it’s drinking more water, working in a few extra steps each day, or just making time to unplug. When I’m not busy writing creative content for a variety of audiences, my favorite ways to unwind include enjoying local arts and culture, reading a good book, and watching TV cooking shows.