Last night I had the honor of speaking to the Volunteer Florida Commissioners meeting in Miami. Volunteer Florida is an organization that helps develop, promote and implement volunteerism and service throughout the state.
Governments can’t do it all. I have seen time and time again after hurricanes where volunteer organizations make a real difference in providing needed services.
Volunteer Florida believes that strengthening Florida’s communities through volunteerism and service is not just a mission statement; it’s a way of life.
If you are interested in volunteering to help out with disaster preparedness and response or in any number of other ways, check out the www.VolunteerFlorida.org web site. It’s easy to locate a Florida Volunteer Center in your community like Volunteer Broward or Hands on Miami.
Volunteers can change lives and so can you.
Volunteer Florida’s CEO, Wendy Spencer, announced that Volunteer Florida’s Director of Emergency Management, Alex Amparo, has been asked by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to go to American Samoa to help with the recovery from the recent tsunami. This is a real honor, and I congratulate both Alex and Volunteer Florida.