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RSVP honors Regional Volunteers during National Volunteer Month

Thu 4-1-2021 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-April is National Volunteer Month, KUOO's Becky Thoreson details:

RSVP honors Regional Volunteers during National Volunteer Month 

Northwest Iowa RSVP is honoring their volunteers during National Volunteer Month.

Dickinson County RSVP Coordinator DeNeitt VanDenBroeke says dozens of volunteers dedicated thousands of hours over the past year.  "We would really like to celebrate our amazing RSVO Volunteers, they've done an amazing job this year.  As everyone knows, this past year has been rough for everyone, but our RSVP Volunteers found creative ways to volunteer from home and in their communities using safety protocols to make a difference."

She says the Volunteers help in a number of ways.  "We had a few people that were making face masks and we had many volunteers still continuing to provide services delivering Meals on Wheels and assisting with the food pantries in the area.  We had some volunteers who did video recordings of books, and those were sent to teachers to go along with our Literacy Partners Book Distribution, and those were made for the Okoboji 1st graders.  We've had volunteers continue to work at the blood drives in the area.  Other areas were the Dickinson County Community Gardens and we have several of our volunteers who are working on the Pen Pal Program with both Okoboji and spirit Lake schools.  That's a favorite among the teachers and the pen pals.  All of the volunteers love that program."

RSVP welcomes anyone who wishes to volunteer, age 55 or better.

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