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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.