A father of one of last week’s shooting victims talked about going out and helping others because he knew, amongst all of his grief, that helping others was what would help him in the months ahead. Helping others is what we do in Door County. Consider helping a neighbor or a friend in a way that may be small to you, but mean the world to them. Here are some other ways that you might be able to help:
It’s not too late to take a bell ringing shift for the Salvation Army. Shifts are available at all 11 locations throughout Door County. Take a couple of hours and do something by yourself, with a friend or with your family that can make a huge difference in the lives of those who need it most. Contact Nancy at 920-883-7886 or Russ Smith at 854-9471 to sign up.
Do you want to help protect and restore some of Door County's most important wild places? Do you love being out in the fresh air and working with your hands? If you answered yes and are available on one or more Tuesday mornings January through December, you've got what it takes to join the Land Trust's stewardship crew. They provide the tools and supplies and an opportunity to experience their preserves in a unique way. They plant trees and shrubs, cut invasive species, mow trails, pick up trash, post boundary markers, and much, much more. Contact Kristi at (920) 746-1359 or email@example.com.
Start the year off right by helping the American Red Cross save lives. Volunteers are needed at blood drives in Door County to greet and register donors, serve refreshments and make donors feel comfortable while they’re waiting. Blood drives take place four times a year in Door County and are an important mission of the Red Cross. Contact Jody at (920) 227-4287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you someone who loves to knit or sew? Christ Child Society will always welcome volunteers to knit or sew layette items for newborn children of families in need. Blankets, quilts, afghans, sweaters, caps, and booties are all needed. Layette items are then assembled for delivery to Ministry Door County Medical Center. Contact Diane at (920) 823-2200 or email@example.com.
For a complete list of these opportunities along with many more, visit the Volunteer Center website at www.VolunteerDoorCounty.com.