Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.
Starting Sunday, volunteers from all over the country will begin to arrive in Wyoming County, WV to spend time volunteering with the PVs. This summer marks the 20th summer we have been in Wyoming County and the 44th year of our existence. We will be posting daily through the summer, including daily “Food for Thought” quotes. Whether in person or in thought, we hope you will join us on our journey….Be a part of it!!
Don’t ask what the word needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to other is that it makes them kind themselves.
BE A PART OF IT…The 9th Annual Live with Passion kicks off today, June 1st. The Live with Passion is the PV Volunteers big fundraiser each year. To help with the fundraising efforts this year, we have launched a Live with Passion crowd-funding campaign which you can find here: https://chuffed.org/project/pvs-live-with-passion.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 to keep the PV Volunteers going past this summer’s program in West Virginia. We have been around for 44 years helping those struggling in our country, and we would like to continue our mission. You can donate as an individual or in support of a volunteer organized event. Any little bit helps!
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.
PVs in Aurora, IL- 2013
Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
Joel A Barker
The latest edition of PV Snapshot is here!!! The PV Volunteer newsletter, is jammed packed with information on the work of the volunteers as well as upcoming projects. Be careful though, it might inspire you to volunteer or support the PVs : )
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To live with purpose.
To say the courageous thing.
To celebrate the simple gift.
To follow your dreams.
This is a happy life.
A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness and respect for every human being.