Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The power of volunteering

Yesterday while working at Second Harvest Heartland I visited with one of the volunteers.  He was an engineering student from China who was interning with a corporation in town.  He mentioned that volunteering was not a common activity in China.  This reminded me of the great contributions that volunteers have made, and continue to make in American society.  Just this past year at Second Harvest Heartland nearly 100,000 volunteer hours were donated.  Thanks to these volunteer efforts, and to generous food donations, one dollar given to this food bank can go to buy eight dollars worth of food for those experiencing hunger.

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