Hometown Heroes: Diane Moline

By Joan Frances –

Diane Moline at Fort Bend Family Promise with granddaughter Matilda Moline.

Volunteers who work tirelessly and modestly donating their time to help families and the less fortunate in the area are vitally important to the welfare of Fort Bend County. One volunteer who has always been community minded and lives a Christ-centered life of service that brings peace and happiness to individuals is Diane Moline.   

Moline has lived in Fort Bend County for 18 years. She is married to Howard, has four children, Jared, Andrea, Natalie, Jeffrey, and 15 grandchildren. For the past 12 years,  she has been focused on church and community service and loves being a grandma.

Moline became involved with Fort Bend Family Promise (FBFP) about four years ago. “Our congregation, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sugar Land, was approached by Fort Bend Family Promise to become engaged with their program.  It has been a blessing and privilege to become part of the FBFP family. Their belief in hard work, self-sufficiency and strengthening and caring for the children within the family unit aligns perfectly with our faith and moral code.  Our society is only as strong as our family commitments and supports our Christian family values. This service is the collective effort of many caring families. I am a very small piece of this effort.  Our families who share their abundance with our neighbors in need are the true heroes.”

Roger and Jessica with children Dylan, Kelsee and Maycee Leavitt delivering dinner to Fort Bend Family Promise with Diane and Matilda Moline.

Moline’s personal responsibilities are to search out needs and volunteer opportunities in the community.  She posts the necessity for meals, and dedicated volunteers quickly snatch up an opportunity that works for their family.  Each month, a week of dinners are provided to the families at FBFP. They have a group of about 60 families who are willing to assist with the meals. They sign up to bring the entire meal, or they can team up with other families and bring a portion of the meal. “It is fun to watch the contributing families arrive at the center and see the children who have helped prepare the meal,” shared Moline. “It is a perfect opportunity to teach the children empathy and the value of serving others. By being involved in this service, we are teaching our children to be community minded and to be willing to share their abundance. We embrace the principle of families sitting down daily for their meal and spending quality time together. It is a privilege to share hot nutritious meals with these families who are striving for self-sufficiency in the FBFP program.  Families are important to our volunteers, and we are united in trying to help meet the nutritional needs of everyone.”

Moline said, “The FBFP administration and staff are such great examples of love and hard work.  They put in long hours to help meet the needs of the families in their program.  They motivate me to care deeper and dig deeper for resources. In addition to our families preparing meals, our young missionaries provide ongoing service as needed at the day center.  Everything from helping FBFP move into their new facility, to helping install the picnic area, to recently putting together a floor for their basketball court. FBFP also provides families facing homelessness a hand up towards regaining their self-sufficiency.  Their goals are to support the children with youth leadership and sports programs. They assist parents with employment needs, with the objective of re-establishing their own households, and then supporting them as they work to maintain their independence.”

Thank you Diane Moline for your devotion and tireless commitment to encouraging the family unit to spend quality time together.

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