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☷ Warren County Voting New Jersey - Board Recognizes April as National Volunteer Month
Warren County Voting , state New Jersey ( By Press Release office)
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( WHITE TOWNSHIP , NJ April 14 , 2022 )
The Warren County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed April as National Volunteer Month recognizing the vital and undeniable importance of Warren County volunteers . This year’s proclamation was awarded to Hope resident Shelly Peters for her continued service for the past two years with Meals at Home .
"I’d like to thank all Warren county volunteers , especially Shelly . These services wouldn ' t be possible without you , " Commissioner Director Jason J . Sarnoski remarked .
Shelly has spent many years giving her time to organizations like Meals at Home and Hackettstown based animal rescue Pet Adoption League , where she volunteers and is a board member . Prior to this volunteer work , Shelly served as a facilitator for 12 years with the Child Assault Prevention .
"I ' m representing one of many like myself who have the privilege to serve Warren County and its residents , " Peters commented .
Volunteers dedicate their time to public and private organizations through heritage , culture and service on community boards . They also represent a range of backgrounds in business , education , and faith based organizations .
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our many boards and committees . Without them , so many functions of our county would be nearly impossible to provide , ” Commissioner Deputy Director Lori Ciesla commented .
As we continue to face economic and social challenges , it is clear that volunteers provide vital services that cannot be met in a formal system by sharing expertise , advice and help to prioritize community needs .
“We are thankful for each and every one who dedicates their time to make Warren Count the best place to live in New Jersey , ” Commissioner James R . Kern III commented .
Warren County hopes to get its volunteer programs back to full capacity while encouraging new volunteerism .
“We are going to start advertising more to get good people into Warren County and into volunteering , ” Sarnoski stated .
Warren County volunteers are a resource , never to be underestimated or underappreciated as they help the sick , the elderly , students and children while enriching the lives of the community with arts , recreation and cultural activities .
“We thank all of our volunteers , not only today , but every day , for all they do for our county and our residents , ” commented Ciesla .
Everyone is encouraged to celebrate volunteer heritage and the programs they provide in the hopes that Warren County continues to be a more vibrant place to live and work .
“Warren County’s success is dependent upon the work of our volunteers . With so many boards and divisions filled with volunteers it truly makes me optimistic about our future , ” remarked Kern .
Pictured l - r: Commissioner Director Jason J . Sarnoski , Commissioner Deputy Director Lori Ciesla , Shelly Peters , Debbie Fox , Coordinator of Warren County Meals at Home , Cece Lindsley , Volunteer Coordinator for the Visiting Homemaker Service of Warren County Inc . , and Commissioner James R . Kern III .
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