Volunteers Needed Everywhere

November 19th, 2010

IMG00994-20101119-1442I have traveled to many cities across the eastern United States and am hearing from many people that the economy is getting worse, not better, for them. I have been seeing in local newspapers that there are more people looking for help, with fewer resources to help them. Talking with a local man in Wilmington, he shared that he had never seen it so bad. Many of the local charities are cutting some key services. This is true in every city across our nation. We both came to the same conclusion; It’s time for all of us to pull together as a group. If half of the money a charity receives is cut, twice as many of us need to volunteer for that charity. The sense of neighborhood that can come of this economic downturn can be remarkable if this ends up being the case. Making good from bad is always good.
 Today I was at The Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington. My plans to do service work in Savannah for Thanksgiving week have been changed as there are 10 days of volunteer opportunity right here in Wilmington. Mr. Lofton and Richard from The Boys and Girls Club are having no problem keeping me busy. Luckily, the weather has been just warm enough for me.

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