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Thanks to folks of action

April 14, 2012
The Inter-Mountain


Volunteers are folks of action. They make quite a difference for the residents of our towns and communities here in West Virginia. They are the folks you can count on when you need a helping hand.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) would not be possible without our many dedicated VITA volunteers who prepare basic tax returns for low- to moderate-income individuals, families, elderly and disabled.

It is with their efforts, talents and commitment, that residents benefit from the "free from fee" tax preparation service, thus allowing the client to use their tax refund for the benefit of their family - be it rent, utilities, clothing, savings, etc. The VITA volunteer not only prepares a basic tax return, but makes available all appropriate credits and deductions for the client and electronically submits return on client's behalf.

Come rain or shine, the VITA volunteer is a "person of action" Jan. 15 through April 17. With their computers running and IRS training/certification process completed, they are ready for the starting date. It is with pride and satisfaction they contemplate the passing season and the many folks they have gotten to meet and assist as well. Making a difference is of utmost importance to the VITA volunteer.

National Volunteer Week gives us the formal opportunity to say "thank you" to the VITA volunteer in our community. Ann Pitzer and Angie Hinchman of MountainHeart in Elkins have been busily assisting folks as they complete the needed filing process. And down the street, you will find Cindy Hamrick and Sandra Childers at North Central WVCAA preparing and filing tax returns as well. To each, we appreciate their commitment and support.

The VITA program and the community of Elkins and Randolph County are very fortunate to have these VITA volunteers assisting residents of our community and surrounding county.

Linda Brown

EITC coordinator

North Central EITC Coalition

North Central WV Community Action



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