Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Several new initiatives designed to increase adoptions from the shelter are planned and the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Services needs your help.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, January 23
Is one of your New Year's resolutions to give more of your time to the community? You may be in luck at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter. Due to several new initiatives and events designed to maximize the number of adoptions from the shelter, the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Services is in need of volunteers. "The ultimate goal is to reduce euthanasia and find every adoptable pet a home," according to a news release from Gwinnett Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith. "Volunteers are an essential part of this goal, and we can’t do it without them." The shelter has several events and activities on the horizon, in addition to daily needs. Volunteers are needed in all of the following areas: Volunteers for the shelter must be …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Those who give of themselves also receive. Discover the healthy benefits of helping others.
There are many reasons to volunteer at Peachtree Corners' Robert Fowler Family YMCA, like giving back to the community or helping a child learn to read, or catch a ball. There is another reason to volunteer, that you may not have considered: volunteering is good for your health. Research by the Corporation for National and Community Services has found a significant connection between volunteering and good health. The report shows that "volunteers have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease." At the Y we see this everyday, people who give back to others lead happier and healthier lives than those who do not volunteer. Y volunteers come from all walks of life but they …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Each year, the day is set aside to remember those who were injured or lost their lives on that day in 2001.
This year Patriot Day falls on a Tuesday, the same day of the week as that fateful day 11 years ago when terriorists struck New York City and Washington D.C. We now recognize the date each year as Patriot Day. President George W. Bush signed into law on Dec. 18, 2001 declaring the day be set aside to remember the 2,977 killed on that day. In 2009, a presidential proclamation declared the annual date, September 11, be as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. The proclamation calls on Americans to "participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with other ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services ... to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the …