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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Letter: Thanks to the special souls who volunteer in our community

Dear editor:

This year's National Volunteer Week theme is “The value of one, the power of many” and it never rang truer. 

All volunteers are such special souls. At this time in particular, I wanted to express my gratitude and my admiration to our community's volunteers for the selfless hours dedicated not only to those we serve, but also to each other. 

I have witnessed you all rising above the mere call to just “show-up” at meetings, perform tasks requested of you and give of yourself and your time.  

At a time where a choice may have been to turn “inward,” you have all turned outward.  Seeking to give – more time, more attention, more input at meetings, more of yourselves in every way, from client care to admin throughout this pandemic. 

You are all so appreciated. At a time where you, as a volunteer, could in fact shut down just waiting for the next COVID colour zone announcement or stay-at-home order, you have all stepped up. The clients we serve have remained a priority and you have made that known.

Thank you all. Truly you are the backbone of the organization.

Bonnie Bagnulo
Executive director
NOTL Community Palliative Care Service