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Archive for Monday, December 24, 2012

How to help: Christmas dinner servers needed

December 24, 2012

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Agency: The Free Lawrence Community Christmas Day Dinner

Contact: Brower Burchill at 785-843-9199

If you’re interested in volunteering tomorrow, Christmas Day, consider volunteering at The Free Lawrence Community Christmas Day Dinner. Volunteers are asked to come to First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St., anytime between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday. No need to sign up; just come and help prepare, serve and deliver meals. Additionally, baked pies are needed Christmas Day morning. Call Brower Burchill at 785-843-9199 with questions.

Immediate needs

• The City of Lawrence and Douglas County Senior Services are still looking for volunteers to sign up for the annual Safe Winter Walkways program, which helps Lawrence residents who are unable to remove snow from their walkways, including public sidewalks in front of their homes. The area’s first snowfall of the season serves as a reminder that several volunteers are still needed. Volunteers get matched to someone in need and commit to visiting his or her residence after each significant snowfall (at least 2 inches) and shovel for them. If you’re interested in helping fellow community members ensure their walkways remain safe throughout the winter, please call 785-832-3338 or register as a volunteer online at lawrenceks.org.

• This week’s How to Help column is a little shorter than usual, but expect to see some brand-new volunteer needs in next Monday’s newspaper — just in time for those New Year’s resolutions to get more involved and give back to your community in new ways. As always, contact the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center for questions about available volunteer opportunities and how best to find something that fits your interests and skills. Call 785-865-5030 or email volunteer@rhvc.org anytime.

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Shannon Reid at the United Way’s Roger Hill Volunteer Center, at 785-865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org, or go to volunteerdouglascounty.org.

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