From Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna:
From April 6-13, 2014 Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna (HHS) will celebrate National Volunteer Week, a time to demonstrate to the nation that by working together, the nation can meet our challenges and accomplish goals. National Volunteer Week is about taking action, and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.
At Habitat, volunteers help in innumerable ways, building and repairing homes, running the organization as board members, selecting partner families, serving as representatives in the faith community, serving lunches, planning special events, using their creative talents, and carrying out many other projects.
“Volunteers are so essential to our mission,” said Abrielle Willis, Volunteer Coordinator at HHS. “Together, they are not just building houses. They are building futures for families in Harford and Cecil counties. Without them, people would still be living in unsafe, overcrowded conditions instead of in affordable homes,”
National Volunteer Week, a program of Points of Light, was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week.
This year Advil®, as part of the Advil® Relief in Action program, is the lead sponsor of National Volunteer Week. The Relief in Action campaign celebrates and enables active volunteers who don’t let pain stop them from helping others in need. During National Volunteer Week Advil® will be celebrating volunteers’ dedication to helping others, relieving the aches and pains that come with giving back, and encouraging others to join the movement.
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the celebration, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers. With the fifth anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the creation of the Volunteer Generation Fund and President Obama’s resonant call to serve this year will be even more inspiring.
For more information regarding the Advil® Relief in Action campaign visit www.Advil.com/ReliefinAction,follow @ReliefinAction on Twitter and Instagram or like Advil® on Facebook.