At Credit Adjustments, Inc. (CAI), making a difference in the communities we serve is the foundation of everything we do, which is why we want to highlight some of our employees’ passions and missions. This year, we asked a few CAI representatives to share how they work to make a difference outside of their jobs. Here’s what they said:

Diane Blake
Day-to-Day Acts of Kindness

Whether it’s a need in church, the Salvation Army, Cherry Street Mission, the Defiance Dream Center, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, CAI VP of Client Services Diane Blake is passionate about finding a need and filling it. Sometimes it’s a small act of kindness like buying someone coffee or filling a friend’s gas tank. “Whenever God puts someone in front of me or lays something on my heart, I try to respond in any way that I can to make the world a better place,” says Diane.

Diane has spent years investing in her local church, a community she holds in high regard and is passionate about. She loves bringing people together as a family, lifting others up, and influencing positive change. “God gave everyone different talents and means to give. Imagine the impact we as a community could make if everyone found a way to make a difference, no matter how small, using their unique gifts,” she says.

When she isn’t volunteering, you can find Diane getting involved with cancer-fighting initiatives. “Cancer prevention is very close to my heart because my dad is a cancer survivor, my mom recently lost her battle with cancer, and my little brother is in the middle of his fight,” explains Diane. “Cancer has hit my family hard over the past couple of years, so it’s important to me to find ways to support the fight for a cure as so many have supported our family through our trials.”

With her day-to-day acts of kindness, Diane is always striving to make the lives of people around her better. She believes you don’t find giving opportunities. Instead, they find you—and she makes the most of each one.