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LETTERS: April 30, 2008

She highlights volunteering



April 27 through May 3 is National Volunteer Week — a time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the spirit of volunteerism. We all know a volunteer. Many of you are volunteers. We know first-hand the selfless nature of people who give with no expectation of being paid for their time.

Volunteers do work for free, but volunteers will tell you that they are well-paid. They contend that the reward for their work is not money, but is, instead, the satisfaction of helping others, active involvement in the community and the friendships that form through volunteer work.

The theme of National Volunteer Week is Volunteer to Change the World, and that is just what Red Cross volunteers do. Without volunteers, the American Red Cross could not complete its mission to provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

At the Clark County Chapter, more than 400 volunteers help people affected by domestic and international disasters, support blood drives, teach lifesaving skills and serve members of the military and their families. In addition, we have more than 20 “furry” volunteers in our Pet Therapy Program, who visit 19 facilities in the metro area.

The Clark County Chapter welcomes volunteers of all ages and skills. Right now we especially need people willing to serve on our Disaster Action Team, as well as those willing to provide office support services. To volunteer, call 283-8416. We have a place for you on our team!

— Phyllis Wilkins, Executive Director of the American Red Cross - Clark County Chapter



Jeff Post Office made her day



I want to say a special thank you to the Jeffersonville post office for going above and beyond. In today’s world, customer service seems to be less and less important to most companies and the post office employees restored my faith.

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