Letter to the editor: Volunteers deserve high praise next week“Making a Difference for Generations” is the theme for the first Senior Corps Week in the area Monday through next Friday.
“Making a Difference for Generations” is the theme for the first Senior Corps Week in the area Monday through next Friday.
This is a time to celebrate our volunteers’ accomplishments and to thank them for the wonderful things they have been doing. In Lake County during the second quarter (April- June) people that have registered with Arrowhead RSVP and Northland Volunteer Center have given 7,769 hours of service. During this time there were 210 active registered volunteers. The average amount of volunteering a person did during the time period was 37 hours and the number of volunteer sites that reported volunteer hours to Arrowhead RSVP was 30.
The market value of volunteer service for Lake, Cook, and St. Louis counties during this time period was $1.3 million. To me this is very impressive and it should be to everyone in our community.
Thank you, volunteers.
From Deade Johnson, Arrowhead RSVP