The Albion Volunteer Service Organization joins the Points
of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network in their "Family
Matters" initiative. A national program that focuses on developing models,
building capacity, and raising awareness of the values gained from families
As a kick-off for this new program, AVSO will, for the first time,
participate in the "National Family Volunteer
Day" November 9th-11th, 2002. This day is an outgrowth from
the "Family Matters" program and is a national call to action
designed to generate enthusiasm among families seeking to strengthen
their family units and meet serious social problems in their communities.
AVSO will conduct a food drive for the
local Salvation Army Albion/Homer Service Unit on November 9th-11th,
2002. There will be an opening ceremony, two days in which to collect
food, and a closing ceremony. The drop-off point for food will be at
the AVSO located at 203 S Superior Street. Those collaborating on this
effort include Albion College, Albion Public Safety Department, AVSO
VolunTEENS, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the local VFW Post 3672 Ladies
Auxiliary, Michigan Youth Challenge Academy, and others of the Albion
Community. All food collected will be used locally.
A special component of this effort is that it will be done in memory
of David Halderman(picture in inset), a firefighter who lost his life
during the rescue attempt on September 11, 2001.
If your group/organization is interested in participating in this
years "National Family Volunteer Day", please call Angie Cole, AmeriCorps
Promise Fellow at the AVSO 629-5574. "National Family Volunteer Day"
is also open to all organizations to develop events during November
9th-11th with themes of family and honoring those lost on September
Volunteer, Show Helping is Healing
Nationwide effort improves communities,
strengthens family bonds
-- To kick off the traditional
season of giving, families across America are spending quality time
together by volunteering to help others in the community National Family
This page last updated 10/28/02.
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