Stories tagged with: Volunteers

April 20, 2014 - 3:08pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Members of the Wildwood Church of Christ visited Christ's Table earlier on Sunday to lend a helping hand.

The church is a regular supporter of the food pantry and visits every few weeks. This time their scheduled visit landed on Easter and they say they wouldn't have it any other way.

" We find it very rewarding to learn the stories behind everybody and to meet new people and we want to spread God's love and show these folks that there are people out there who do care. They...

March 11, 2014 - 1:02pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society and PetSmart are teaming up to help find homes for Muskingum County animals. The adoption event will take place this Saturday and Sunday starting at noon at PetSmart in the Northepoint Center Plaza in Zanesville.

"We usually try and have a variety of puppies and cats and kittens so and of course if they stop up there and they're not seeing what they want, ,they can always come to the shelter because we're still open on Saturday's so they can go up there...

January 14, 2014 - 3:22pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

The Washington Township Fire Department is looking for volunteers to join their team.

The department is currently having a membership drive to increase their staff numbers. The department says it takes the right kind of person to serve their community and be a part of their fire house family.

"You definitely have to be a team player, you can't come in and try to run the place, but still must have a go get it attitude," said Firefighter, Jennifer Davis.

Along with...

November 12, 2013 - 3:37pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Starting in January, the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties will start their free tax clinics again, but they need the help of at least 35 volunteers to meet their goal of filing 560 individual tax returns.

"We're looking for volunteers who are willing to take a couple hours every week and sit down with a client and assist them in putting their information into the tax software and then it'll e-file your state and federal tax return absolutely free of charge,...

August 27, 2013 - 3:54pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Every year the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties kick-off its annual fundraising campaign. On Tuesday, over a dozen volunteers spent four hours in a training session held at Community Bank to prepare them for the start of the September 17 campaign.

"United Way is unique in that it's one of the only organizations that I know of anyway, that volunteers are responsible for primarily raising the money," said Executive Director of the United Way, Meg Deedrick....

April 11, 2013 - 7:01pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

There were about 300 people at the Wild West themed banquet held at the North Terrace Church of Christ Thursday night. The hospital honored all of the volunteers as a group and also recognized volunteers who have reached specific milestones

"We as volunteers, volunteer in every aspect of Genesis Hospitals, both campuses and at the pavilion. I am serving as President of Volunteers and tonight the staff is honoring us as volunteers. They do it once a year at the banquet," said...

March 7, 2013 - 6:07pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

If you have a love for animals and would like to volunteer the animal shelter is looking for you.

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is in need of volunteers and this Saturday they'll hold an event to speak to those who are interested in giving their time.

The shelter's executive director said the purpose is to match people's talents to support the shelter.

"We have volunteers that help with some of our outside events. We have volunteers that help with fundraising...

December 20, 2012 - 10:31am
2 years 49 weeks ago

Thanks to the community and the Salvation Army many in our area will have a happy holiday.

Thursday, the Salvation Army held its annual distribution day. Over 1,200 families from Perry, Morgan and Muskingum Counties were helped this year. Starting at 9 a.m.. a continuous line of people filed in to pick up toys and food.

"There's nothing anything more rewarding than seeing a child open a toy," said Captain Ralph Campbell. "We've had that here where they've done that...

April 19, 2012 - 6:17pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Genesis Healthcare System honored its volunteers with a banquet and awards ceremony Thursday evening.

All week long as part of National Volunteer Week, Genesis has been honoring those who have donated their time in a variety of capacities.

The president of Genesis Volunteers Bill Porter said these people are an integral part of raising funds.

"We have over 500 volunteers, that volunteered over 60,000 hours last year, which equated to approximately 1.2 million dollars,...

May 27, 2011 - 5:27pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

Local volunteers and goods donations are needed to help the victims of the Joplin, Missouri disaster.

A three mile wide tornado struck the city last Sunday, killing more than 130 people, destroying countless buildings, and leaving many people homeless.

Friday volunteers gathered at the Pollock Apartments, located on 5th and Market Street in Zanesville to gather items to send to Missouri. Items are still being accepted, but volunteer Dave Joseph says they need more hands to help...

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