A message from Dawn Nelson, Volunteer Director:
Today is a day to remind all of you just how much our volunteers are appreciated. In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 15-21, it is my pleasure on behalf of the staff and Board of Directors, to formally express our gratitude to all Hearts volunteers! We currently have 146 active volunteers and last year alone, our volunteers completed over 16,000 hours of volunteer service. WOW!
When I think of volunteers, I think of time and values. In our lives, one thing we cannot create, accumulate, acquire, buy or even borrow is time. Time is a precious commodity - we have a limited amount of time for sleep, work, family and our own interests. When we choose to volunteer on a consistent basis we choose to support an activity to benefit others through service and sacrifice. We have found value in placing the needs of another above our own. The true volunteer chooses to give up their personal time and energy and expend it to help others.
All of our amazing volunteers deserve a thank you. We thank them for believing in themselves and in their efforts. We thank them for spending countless hours making a difference. We thank them for their inspiration. We thank them for filling water buckets, for sweeping the office, for your footsteps in the arena, for supporting EFL, for joining the Barn Crew in the early morning hours. The list is endless. Big or small, they all deserve a thank you. While we are grateful for our volunteers everyday, we especially look forward to celebrating them during the week of April 15-21!
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