Thank you volunteers for LSG! In March of 2012 you donated a record 3, 400 hours of service to help all of the programs of Lutheran Services of Georgia. This surpasses the previous record set just last year. Since April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, it's the perfect time to say how much we appreciate you. "It's very inspiring to all of us at LSG to see the continued outpouring of support from our volunteers," said Bob Gibeling Volunteer Coordinator for the agency. "My colleague Melanie Johnson has been especially effective in boosting the volunteer service in Refugee Services."
On top of this success comes the record level of participation in the 2012 Hunger Walk on March 11. Approximately 600 people walked with Lutheran Services of Georgia in the agency's largest fundraising event of the year.
We have a wide variety of sources who give volunteer service, ranging from individual members of congregations, board of directors members, student interns and college groups donating service during break times to people doing job related public service work. LSG is especially happy to become a popular destination for college service teams from all over the East Coast of the United States, ranging from Maine to Florida. The Lutheran Campus Ministry in Atlanta has provided volunteers to run the LSG registration desk at the Hunger Walk for many years.
Last October, LSG held a Volunteer Appreciation Night. We plan to hold another appreciation special event next winter. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime we say thank you by featuring some photos of volunteers who have contributed greatly to the mission of serving people in need.