March 1st, 2016 – Jim Janke receives REACH’s Outstanding Volunteer Award

 Article also available at The Mountaineer.

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REACH volunteers and staff members gather to honor the contributions of Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient Jim Janke, pictured second from right.

 

Friends of REACH, the volunteer organization of REACH of Haywood County, Inc., has awarded its Outstanding Volunteer Award to Jim Janke, a three-year volunteer.

Janke modernized the Within REACH Resale Store financial reports and procedures, and was instrumental in developing REACH’s Strategic Plan Database and Volunteer Database.

As a result of his contributions, critical information is readily available and accessible for use in tracking the organization’s progress and making decisions.

“Jim has provided REACH the most valuable of gifts — the gift of time and skills to help us fulfill our mission.  For this, we are most grateful,” said Executive Director Julia Freeman.

Volunteers such as Janke are a vital part of accomplishing the mission at REACH. There are many opportunities to help:

— Supporting REACH clients through a 24-hour Helpline

— Working with the REACH shelter program

— Volunteering at the Within Reach Resale Store

— Joining the REACH special events committee

To get more information on these opportunities, call the REACH office at 456-7898.

REACH of Haywood County, Inc. serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse through advocacy, community outreach, and prevention education, to empower individuals to live a self-sufficient life free of violence.

For more information about REACH, email reachofhaywood@att.net or visit www.reachofhaywood.org.

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