There is no shortage of volunteers in Belle Plaine working hard to make the community a better place, whether that’s people lending their time packing boxes at the food shelf, picking up during a city-wide cleanup, or answering calls at Southern Valley Alliance.
The month of April is National Volunteer Month, a time to celebrate those community members who are generous with their time and skills.
“We, at Southern Valley Alliance, couldn’t do the vital work we do without the support of our extraordinary volunteers,” said Executive Director Christie Larson. “From answering calls on our 24/7 crisis line to working an information table at a local festival, our volunteers provide an incredible amount of support, allowing us to reach and serve more clients.”
For example, Stacey Wangerin and her daughter donated 18 handcrafted fleece blankets and hats to be used for Southern Valley Alliance’s Gifts of Hope program this holiday season.
“These beautiful blankets and hats brought warmth and comfort to our clients and their families,” said Office and Volunteer Manager Melissa Kounce.
Southern Valley Alliance is currently looking for more volunteers. The organization needs support from table and event volunteers, support group facilitators, and crisis line advocates.