"First Friday" is a special message each month from Heart to Heart's CEO, Jon D. North, and communicates our agenda for the coming weeks. The column usually appears on the first Friday of each month (though this month it appears on the second Friday). In this edition of "First Friday" Jon talks about the impact of volunteers on our global work...
When Heart to Heart was founded back in 1992, it had a distinctive "grassroots" feel and was fueled almost entirely by volunteers from all walks of life. Though we have gotten more professional on the staff side over the years, we have not lost our perspective on the value of volunteerism.
Today, volunteers still help us at almost every turn -- whether it's answering the phones or stuffing envelopes at our world headquarters, sorting product or packing pallets at our warehouse, helping us create healthier communities at home or abroad, or making our events flow seamlessly.
Volunteers keep us ticking and they help us stretch every dollar even further.
Over the next three months, I encourage you to volunteer as part of our "Summer of Service." We have something for everyone -- from individuals and families to schools, civic groups and businesses.