PVs Holly and Julia along with a newly recruited volunteer, Occupational Therapist Danielle, helped give their office a face lift at the hospital. The inpatient rehab department needed a little UPLIFT, especially after these past four months. Their team of Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and techs all share a small documentation space that was in well need of a change. The fresh new walls gave everyone a little “joy and revival” after a dark time.
A PV in Iowa is keeping busy helping her community this summer…
She has been helping to coordinate and distribute boxes of food that Food Bank trucks bring are bringing in. The trucks are unloaded by the National Guard and then volunteers take it from there to get the food to where it is needed most.
She also took the time to give blood during a Red Cross Blood Drive. With Covid, the need is greater than ever.
A young PV from Long Island, NY, is excited to be back volunteering at Last Hope Animal Shelter taking care of the cats and kittens there. She couldn’t be happier to be back!
Betty, a PV from upstate New York, and a group of volunteers help with weekly distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers to low income households at no cost to the residents. This program, known as Veggie Wheels, raises funds through fundraisers and grants that are then used to purchase fruits and vegetables. This program was the brainchild of one of their friends 6 years ago. Currently they provide the fruits and vegetables to 100-150 families or individuals each week throughout the summer months. Using their own cars, they pick up the fruits and vegetables which are then taken to a central area where they are bagged for distribution to five sites, three housing projects and two senior citizen homes.
This group of PV kids (now are mostly adults!) from New Jersey, represents how one family’s experience can influence others to join. A mother and daughter volunteered in 1994 (not pictured) and talked about it to friends. That family then decided to volunteer and fast forward a couple years and two more families had joined the fold from hearing about the experience. This same story can be told so many in the PV family. You never know what might happen and who you might inspire when you volunteer! #beapartofit
A different project and a different PV Crew were hard at work in Gainesville moving A LOT of mulch! PVs getting things done!