It was a clean sweep for history as the Frankfort chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution volunteered at the historic Sullivan House on Fort Hill on Wednesday. Four volunteers swept, dusted, mopped and cleaned windows for about two hours on the chilly morning.
The next time you stop in the Franklin County Humane Society building, you might notice that the walls are a little brighter.
It’s often been said if you’re looking for someone to do something, ask a busy person since they’re likely able and willing to find the time. Rodney Williams, area president of Whitaker Bank, is the embodiment of that sentiment.
The Franklin County Farmers Market is searching for a few dozen helpers to launch this year’s South Frankfort Food Share, a community-driven cooperative food-buying program that allows folks to purchase fresh, local vegetables on a sliding scale, on June 18.
Tressa Brown has simple advice for those who want to give some of their time: “Find something you’re interested in and just volunteer.”
Leigh Ann Fallis was recently honored as the recipient of the Debbie Bates Award for volunteer service given by the VFW Post 4075 Women’s Auxiliary.
Among volunteers, it seems even as the years roll on and the inexorable passage of time takes its toll, the spirit of giving of oneself and doing for others doesn’t diminish.
Volunteer work for some takes them across the street or perhaps the town. For Dariel Rexroat, one of his primary volunteer sites is a 14-hour plane ride to the country of Romania that borders on the Black Sea. He also gives of his time in Haiti and Ethiopia — and as close as Cedarmore in She…
The list of Rick Pogrotsky’s volunteer efforts is long and impressive. It’s certainly something of which he is proud but not something he boasts about while fully embracing the necessity and importance of volunteerism.
CJ Chapman is the kind of volunteer who springs into service when she hears there’s a need — especially at the Simon House, a home for single mothers and children.
Talents from a lifetime of study and work coupled with time available when day-to-day work responsibilities end provide the ingredients for the potentially perfect volunteer. Factor in a willingness to freely give of both and you have a winning combination.
For someone who wants to be a fiction author, volunteering at a library seems to be a perfect job. For 18-year-old Felicia McCroskey, a senior at Franklin County High School, it’s been the very job she’s held for several years.
Connie Riddell, a long-time CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteer who now serves on the staff, said she’s not glad there’s a need for the organization here — but she’s glad it’s here and active.
Jeanie Mitchell is quick to point out she owes the impetus for her volunteer work to God — and Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.
According to the Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation website, 13 percent, or 135,000, of Kentucky children have or have had an incarcerated parent. That statistic gives the commonwealth twice the national average and the highest percentage in the nation.
According to Bill Bowker, volunteering has several levels of involvement, and the more involved one is, the more one gets from the experience.
It wasn’t long ago that service organizations were gender-specific. In other words, there were no women in men’s clubs and no men in those traditionally for women.
When Carrie Thompson’s husband of 48 years died the day after Christmas in 2007, she took a year before doing anything to fill the time she’d devoted to his care and her job.
Bringing religion into public schools these days is a tricky proposition. There’s the fear someone will be offended, or a particular faith will be promoted over another.
Often there’s great complexity in what seems to be the simplest of statements. The reason for Brenda Toles-Taulbee’s volunteer work is testimony to that.
Donna Jackson’s volunteer efforts call for her to deal with a topic that’s part of the seamy underbelly of society, one people don’t often like to discuss — human trafficking.
Volunteers are all unique in his or her own way, and each has special reasons for volunteering. All give their time without the expectation of anything more than the satisfaction that comes with helping others.
Believing one’s Christian faith needs to be translated into action, John Heltzel has found Frankfort offers ample outlets to make that happen for those who have some spare time and the willingness to share it.
Betty Barr and Don Kleier are unabashed lovers of history — particularly Frankfort’s history. And they believe they are devoting their time and wealth at the ideal place to preserve and display the town’s history: Capital City Museum.
Frankfort resident Wayne Morris’ philosophy when it comes to helping out at the Capital City Activity Center is straightforward: Ask, and you shall receive.