The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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April 25, 2013

Call of duty: agencies ask volunteers to pitch in

Raleigh County Community Action Association (RCCAA) is calling all volunteers to help out with National Volunteer Week, April 21-27.  

National Volunteer Week is all about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

RCCAA is hosting a series of projects this week, including painting and facility improvements for its homeless services, head start program, and transportation program.

Landscaping and property improvements will be completed through the housing services program.

The head start program will also host Career Day Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. at the central headstart, located at 114 Lebanon Lane in Beckley.

Executive assistant Tennille Limer said a kick-off event was hosted Sunday with a litter pickup on Willow Lane.

Limer also invites everyone to be a part of “New Beginnings Happy Endings,” a donation drive to help stock homes for those in need.

Acceptable items are as follows, but not limited to: dishware, pots and pans, silverware, pot holders, dish towels, glasses, mixing bowls, cleaning utensils, cooking utensils, blankets and pillows, lamps, towels, washcloths, irons, throw rugs, curtains, mops and brooms, and toiletry items.

“Your unwanted or overstocked household items help make their transition possible,” Limer said.

For more information, call 304-252-6396 ext. 118 or e-mail

National Volunteer Week is a perfect opportunity for organizations and volunteers to seize the moment and encourage volunteerism.

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