National Volunteer Week – April 18-24, 2021

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National Volunteer Week – April 18-24, 2021

National Volunteer Week Proclamation

Township of Madawaska Valley

WHEREAS, 12.7 million Canadian volunteers give their time to help others, contributing close to 2 billion volunteer hours per year; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in the Township of Madawaska Valley  mentor our children, feed our hungry, comfort our lonely, beautify our green spaces, fundraise for our charitable organizations, and provide social and recreational activities; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in the Township of Madawaska Valley have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic to support families, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Madawaska Valley’s volunteers are young, old, families, workers, retirees, men and women of all ages and backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, the collective result of the work done by our city’s volunteers is that the Township of Madawaska Valley is a more desirable place to live; and

WHEREAS, organizations in the Township of Madawaska Valley that rely on volunteers include such fundamental organizations as the volunteer Fire Department, the Madawaska Valley Public Library, Recreation, Parks and Museums, Madawaska Valley Food Bank, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, the Royal Canadian Legion, Lions Clubs, Opeongo Seniors Centre, and  many other  groups, organizations and individuals;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kim Love,  Mayor of the Township of Madawaska Valley, do hereby proclaim April 18-24, 2021, as National Volunteer Week, and urge my fellow citizens to recognize the crucial role played by volunteers in our community.

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Volunteer Nomination 2021

 

 

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