Volunteers Get Their Due

Wednesday’s Kitsap Sun had a story about volunteers working as part of the United Way of Kitsap County’s annual Day of Caring.

With about 250 more volunteers than last year, the turnout set a record, said David Foote, the county United Way’s executive director.

“It’s a dream come true,” he said, surveying the 20 or so volunteers scurrying around Kitsap Child Care & Preschool to lay down bark, repair tiles and paint sheds.

At Wednesday’s Bremerton City Council meeting three council members thanked volunteers, with Mike Shepherd naming a group of Mormons who descended on several city properties to help spruce things up.

“It’s that kind of volunteering that’s we’re going to need to continue to develop,” Shepherd said.

One thought on “Volunteers Get Their Due

  1. Volunteering is a passion for many folks, retired or not….to give back and help others.
    I’m curious to know why the Kitsap Sun doesn’t run a list of worthy non profit organizations needing volunteers?
    Such a list would allow potential volunteers to chose which organizations need help in what areas of particular interest to them.
    Kitsap County has to be chock full of unique, trained and highly skilled people willing and able to devote their time and expertise to good causes… if they knew who, what and where organizations and how to get in touch with them…
    Sharon O’Hara

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