Hometown Hero: Robin Schiffbauer tireless volunteer for Craig
For this week’s Hometown Hero, the Craig Press is pleased to honor Robin Schiffbauer who was instrumental in establishing and successfully running, for more than ten years, the Community Kitchen at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. The program was recently gifted by Memorial Regional Health with a walk-in refrigerator.
In 2013 Schiffbauer and Gail Severson were the first to receive the Bill and Nancy Muldoon Humanitarians of the Year award given by the Rotary Club of Craig, in large part, due to their work establishing the kitchen.
The award recognizes locals for giving a lifetime of humanitarian service and who embody Rotary’s ideal of “service above self.”
Schiffbauer, who will retire on April 30 as manager of the MRH Specialty Clinic, organized MRH staff and volunteers to sew dresses as part of Dress a Girl Around the World. The program provides dignity and offers some protection to young girls from traffickers.
In 2014, Severson nominated Schiffbauer for Moffat County United Way Volunteer of the Year, and said of her friend, “She just sees what needs to be done, and does it.”
When presenting that award, then United Way Director Corrie Ponikvar, said of
Schiffbauer, “She truly gives to the community from the heart.”
In 2016, newspaper readers acknowledged Schiffbauer as Moffat County’s Best
Volunteer. Schiffbauer has lived in Craig for about 40 years. She and her husband Martin raised two daughters, Crystal and Andrea.
Schiffbauer has always been quick to call attention to the many others volunteers and that more are always needed.
She told the paper in 2016, “I love my community, and I hope it shows that in being who I am I’ve left Craig better than I found it.”
Merriam-Webster defines a “hero” as a person admired for achievements and noble qualities. Who’s your hometown hero? A local first responder? Your neighbor? A co-worker? A friend? Help the Craig Press honor the unselfish service of our Hometown Heroes each Wednesday by submitting the name of your hero and a short statement explaining why he or she should be honored. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.