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Susan Smith, a three-year REACH of Haywood County volunteer, was awards the Outstanding Volunteer Award by Friends of REACH (FoR). Smith played an instrumental role in developing REACH’s Long Range Strategic Plan, which led to a reorganization of its committee structure.
She is currently chair of the FoR Steering Committee, and serves on the Volunteer Resource Committee. In that role she drafted new volunteer policies, and spearheaded efforts to “friend raise” and inform the community of REACH’s mission.
Prior to her current roles, she served on the Special Events Steering Committee.
“Susan has been such an asset to REACH, working tirelessly as both a volunteer and committee chair,” said said Julia Freeman, executive director of REACH. “She sets high standards for every project she touches, inspiring other volunteers to give their very best. We are so grateful for her dedication and enthusiasm.”
Volunteers such as Susan are a vital part of accomplishing the mission at REACH. There are many opportunities to help:
— Supporting clients through a 24-hour helpline.
— Working with the shelter program.
— Volunteering at Within Reach Resale and Home Store.
— Joining special events committee
For more information on these opportunities, call the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.reachofhaywood.org.