This Sunday, April 15th marked the start of “National Volunteer Week.” This week, established in 1974, is a week in which we, as a nation, recognize the contributions of those that volunteer their time for the greater good of those around us. In 2010, more than 63 million Americans volunteered their time for others in some form.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of schools, shelters, hospitals and non-profit organizations as well as faith-based community groups. These volunteers are heroes in their own right in the amount of good they all contribute on a daily basis.
This is not just a week to recognize those that volunteer but to encourage and inspire others to volunteer as well. This is a week in which we can share ideas and lay down a foundation for how all of us can become engaged within our local community and the world as a whole.
This is a week for all of us to set goals, take action and accomplish the mission at hand. Let us take the time to lend a helping hand to the person next to us.
This week, Operation Ward 57 would like to recognize the contribution of its own volunteers and thank them for the hard work and sacrifices they have made over the course of the past year.
Our organization owes its existence and the accomplishment of its mission due to its volunteers. Their continuous hard work and dedication is awe inspiring.
Thank you volunteers both near and far for all that you do.