This month we are excited to celebrate National Volunteer Week April 15-21.
Volunteers are the life blood of our organization, and there is no way we could accomplish what we do without them. Over the past year, volunteers have logged over 29,000 hours for all three ReStores combined. That’s the equivalent of 14 full time employees! These volunteer hours contributed directly to our organization’s ability to raise over $1.2 million to help build homes for families in need and to divert 4.2 million tons of usable materials out of the landfill, right here in our community.
The value volunteers bring to our ReStores is worth far more than what the numbers tell us. Volunteers are spokespeople and advocates for Habitat for Humanity, they bring life and character to our stores, and they set an example that motivates and encourages others to pay it forward. All around the world, not just in our stores, volunteers are shaping our communities.
If you have not yet, please Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. All throughout Volunteer Week we will highlight our volunteers, their accomplishments, and really focus on how volunteerism shapes our community.