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Some planted, some tended

Volunteers play an incredible role at Dove.  Volunteer Board of Directors and  program volunteers.  One time supporters to lifetime advocates. 

Last month in May, we had two large groups in to volunteer, one from CAT and one from ADM.  They both chose to work on projects originally created by volunteers in previous years. 

Our front entrance landscaping was created from an amazing Eagle Scout project last year.  The CAT crew weeded, added mulch and planted flowers.  A church group was in earlier to add flowers too.  It is again so welcoming to those working, visiting and living here at the shelter. 

A group from ADM was here on Wednesday, cleaning up the children's play area and adding mulch.  Moving in the playground equipment was an Eagle Scout project along with weather-proofing the fence.  The landscaping was updated by a small group effort from one of our churches several years ago.  The ADM crew made it all look wonderful again.

Wander the halls of the shelter, you can see the many, many ways volunteers and supporters have contributed to Dove.  Murals, artwork, books to painted walls.   And most days, you can see volunteers sharing their time and talents. 

Volunteers originally created Dove back in the 70's and some are still involved today.   And now there are many of us tending to Dove.  We work to uphold the mission of Dove and honor its heritage.  We work to keep it looking great and  meeting the needs and challenges of the future.

Have you been one of the many volunteers?  Thanks.  Would you like to join us?  Please contact us - come to an event - explore ways for you to become involved. 

Barbara Blakey, Director of Volunteers and Community Relations

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