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The army of dependable neighbors

March 6, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Who would you turn to if you needed help? Someone who's dependable, resourceful and willing to go the extra mile? Salvation Army volunteers from Randolph County were honored Saturday for being just that.

These individuals and groups were presented certificates and treated to a special thank-you breakfast. We think they deserve a salute from The Inter-Mountain and our community. Throughout the year, they gave 1,299 hours of their time and touched the lives of 1,048 people by providing food and money.

During Saturday's ceremony, service unit volunteer Pauline Gower said the local organization would not exist without the efforts of the volunteers. For just a moment, imagine how the needs of people throughout the area would have gone unmet if these volunteers did not lend their support.

Also during the ceremony, volunteer Beverly Dawn Hammer said volunteering "just gives you a good feeling."

Luckily, we have so many in our community who share Hammer's sentiments and put that spirit into action. Being on the receiving end of volunteerism comes with a certain good feeling, too. It's called security, and it brings stability. Having that safety net ready to catch those in need is yet another blessing that can be counted on for our community and its residents.



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