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Volunteers Make A Difference In Water Valley

 Last year, 83.9 million American adults served as volunteers. According to the Independent Sector, a coalition of charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs, this represents the equivalent of over 9 million full-time employees at a value of $239 billion.

Across Water Valley our churches, community organizations, and clubs are involved in hundreds of small and large projects that make our town a better place to live.  From our parks to our hospital, from purchasing needed school supplies to assisting those battling cancer, from wildlife rehabilitation to economic revitalization you will find Water Vallians donating their time and talents.
During the 1990’s, participation in volunteer associations plunged by 30-50% from the highs of the mid-1960’s, according to statistics from the National Labor Relations Board .
A new trend is reversing these statistics.  The NLRB says that adult volunteers, – those in their late teens, GenXers, Baby Boomers, and those ages 65 and older – are volunteering today more than at any other time in the past 30 years. In addition, more and more young people are becoming involved in their communities through school based service-learning and volunteering.
Be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.
Volunteering is a rewarding experience. It allows you to develop skills and interests, to meet new people and above all, to contribute to our community.

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