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National Volunteer Week: Mayoral Spotlight

VolunteerNow kicks off National Volunteer Week with inspiring quotes about the benefits of volunteers from Dallas and Fort Worth Mayors Mike Rawlings and Betsy Price.

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Gari-Ann Lenore: Animal Lover

Gari-Ann Lenore started volunteering with the SPCA in August 2014. Read about how she works with the shelter animals to be more adoptable, loves on them, and helps train other volunteers!

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VolunteerNow Board President Featured in Dallas Morning News

Cheryl Alston, executive director of the Dallas Employees’ Retirement Fund and VolunteerNow Board of Directors President, wants to add more women, people of color and a youthful note to the money management world.

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Volunteer opportunities for S.E. Texas flood response

Southeast Texas was hit hard by flooding, and three counties have been federally declared as needing disaster relief. There are two volunteer reception centers.

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Ruth Ann Aldridge: Versatile Volunteer

Ruth Ann Aldridge is a longtime volunteer with the Network Community Ministry, where she oversees their clothing store.

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Shirley Drennan: Joyful and Genuine

Shirley Drennan has been serving the families and staff through volunteerism at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas for 29 years.

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VolunteerNow in Flint, Mich.

Lisa Tatum, VolunteerNow’s disaster manager and nationally recognized AmeriCorps alum, traveled to Flint, Mich. to manage the volunteer coordination efforts in response to the community's ongoing water crisis.

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Eric Broughton: Exceeding Expectations

Eric Broughton started volunteering for the SPCA a couple of years after his first adult-life dog passed away. Since then, he's served more than 600 hours for the organization.

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Elizabeth Walley: Voter Outreach Volunteer

On Super Tuesday, VolunteerNow is pleased to recognize the efforts of a super volunteer who is focused on voter outreach.

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Honor your volunteers in April!

Almost as long as VolunteerNow has been serving our communities, a week in April has been set aside to recognize and honor volunteers.

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