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April 9-15, 2001
National Volunteer Week in the County of Hunterdon

WHEREAS, the entire community can effect positive change with any volunteer action no matter how big or small; and

WHEREAS, volunteers can connect with local community service opportunities through hundreds of community service organizations like Volunteer Centers; and

WHEREAS, more than 109 million volunteers working in their communities utilize their time and talent daily to make a real difference in the lives of children, adults and the elderly; and

WHEREAS, during this week, all over the nation, service projects will be performed and volunteers will be recognized for their commitments to community service; and

WHEREAS, volunteers have the power to fight the pervasive feeling of social disconnection experienced by 81% of Americans and especially young people; and

WHEREAS, volunteers are vital to our future as a caring and productive nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Hunterdon does hereby proclaim the week of April 9-15, 2001 as National Volunteer Week in the County of Hunterdon, and urges the residents of Hunterdon to join the effort and "Celebrate Volunteers!" in their communities. By volunteering and recognizing those who serve, we can connect with neighbors and strangers and replace disconnection and isolation with understanding and compassion.