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April is National Volunteer Month

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 5:00pm

CHEER to Honor its Volunteers at Dinners

In the United States, volunteerism is instilled at a young age. In many parts of the country, it is the cornerstone of summer vacation or woven into after school programs. Most organizations in small towns, rural counties and the largest cities would not function without volunteers. In some families, the baton of volunteerism is handed down generation after generation.

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes. They pick a cause and make a difference in someone’s life. Sometimes the difference a drop in the bucket. Other times it creates a tidal wave of change. From the anonymous volunteers who donate their resources to those whose efforts are part of larger national organizations their missions provide valuable support to communities in times of need. April became National Volunteer Month as part of President George H. W. Bush’s 1000 Points of Light campaign in 1991.

National Volunteer Week – April 19-25, 2020 - during the third week in April is an opportunity to thank all the thousands of volunteers across the country who keep many organizations running, communities safe, and provide the services that otherwise would not exist without volunteers.

It’s also a time to consider volunteering or providing support to those organizations vital to your community. CHEER could not provide all of its services to senior citizens without the dedication of its volunteers. To honor all its volunteers, CHEER will be hosting Appreciation Dinners at each of its activity center sites during the month of April. Check local media, the CHEER website, or at your activity center for dates and complete details.