National Volunteer Week is April 18 – 24, 2010 so a hearty THANK YOU to anyone who has ever performed service to community. You have made your world just a little better!
The Salvation Army held their volunteer appreciation dinner and honored Peggy Duncan, Executive Director of the United Way. They also recognized the top three organizations that raised the most funds during volunteer bell ringing the Christmas Kettle Campaign. The Laredo Rotary Club came in first (pictured above), the Rotary Club of Laredo Under Seven Flags (with under 10 members) came in 2nd, and the Knights of Columbus came in third.
The Salvation Army is not the only one recognizing volunteers – the city of Laredo had their ceremony, the Make A Difference Day winners were featured in the USA Weekend, and I believe AmeriCorps and VISTA Volunteers will also be honored. Apparently this will be a really busy week because not only will volunteers be in the spotlight, it is also National Crime Victims Rights Week (the Sheriff has a number of activities planned starting with a proclamation tomorrow at 10am at the Central Jury Room), Administrative Professionals Day (I thought it was a week?) on the 21st, the official Earth Day on the 22nd, the Relay for Life on the 23rd-24th, and the Sister Cities Expo on the weekend.
Hope you get to celebrate or recognize them all!