Packing fresh paint and new trees, army of volunteers descends on SLC apartment complexes

The Home Depot Foundation and Housing Authority of Salt Lake City have partnered for more than decade to improve community spaces in housing facilities across Utah’s capital. Two permanent supportive housing facilities in Salt Lake City got a face-lift Wednesday, thanks to efforts from hundreds of volunteers. The Home Depot Foundation teamed up with the Housing Authority of…

Volunteers the heart of Food for Seniors

On the third Friday of each month, a Southwest Louisiana business or a group of Sulphur officials volunteer at the Sulphur Senior Center. “These volunteers commit to two-and-a-half hours once a year,” said Tommy Little. “Companies bring a team of five or six, load the food boxes and then serve the seniors who have qualified…

Couple gets engaged at St. Jude after meeting as volunteers

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Jordon Watson met Kelly Quiroz at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “This is where I met her. This is where I found fondness for her, this is where I really grew to love her and wanted to ask her out,” said Watson. So naturally, Watson got down on one knee asking Quiroz to…

‘You made him smile’: Volunteer retirees share time, talent with community

Meet the Norfolk County RSVP volunteers who helped seniors during COVID and beyond in this week’s A Good Age column. DEDHAM – Why is it some retired people “take” to volunteering? “Everyone who does this has a reason why; they get something personal out of it,” Cris Goldsmith, volunteer coordinator for the Norfolk County RSVP, said last week. In…