There is power in numbers…
As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, Hands On Thomas County would like to recognize the powerhouse of organizations that selflessly engage our community in the spirit of helping others. These groups recognize the value of combining individuals to make a team that is greater than the sum of its parts in energy, spirit and fellowship.
Says Courtney West of Junior Service League, “Our organization exists for the sole purpose of giving back to our community, specifically the children of Thomas county. It has really changed my outlook on life. Any time a need arises, someone (or lots of someones!) in JSL is ready and willing to do whatever it takes. Our members work hundreds of volunteer hours each year. This makes me extremely proud of all of our ladies, and the ones before us who paved the way for this wonderful community-centric organization.”
Year round, church congregations, schools and school groups such as the AFJROTC and Key Club, civic organizations like the Junior Service League and Rotary, Boy & Girl Scout Troops, sororities and fraternities, and other local groups reach out to find out to make a difference in our community. Volunteering offers them the opportunity to bond through meaningful and rewarding service to others.
“Churches that seek to engage the parishioners in opportunities for ministry beyond the walls of the church tend to be growing, highly energetic and motivated churches. I have been blessed with the opportunity to share in ministry that took place outside of the sanctuary and each time I have noticed a wonderful impact that it has on the church family has a whole. When we all realize our gifts and talents and see that we all have a role to take then we can make this world a better place.” says Jeremy Rich, Pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church.
Thank you to ALL the organizations in Thomas County who volunteer their time to make a difference!