Aaron Turner on his route with his roll-off truck behind Hallmark Cards Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Turner is the longest-working employee at the City of Lawrence Solid Waste Division.
Greg Benefiel says his time as a volunteer for the Douglas County Ambulance Service will help him in his current job as a Douglas County DUI prosecutor.
Señora Claudia Olea's fourth-grade Spanish class at St. John Catholic School gather together with the volunteers who cook for St. John's Fiesta. The five women who volunteer to cook are, second row from left, Irene Langford, Loretta Chavez, Gloria Ramos, Rachel Lemus and Bertha Bermudez.
When Kenny Click was young, his father taught him the importance of helping others. Now, at 49, Click still practices his father's mantra and is passing it on to his own children.
Pete and Cathy Schneider often help their elderly neighbors with yard work, cleaning the house and getting them to the airport or church. The couple are also active volunteers, especially with United Way and Family Promise.
Don Barnett uses his expertise from previously owning a garage to help neighbors with car trouble, and is always willing to lend a helping hand with taking care of their animals while they're on vacation.
Christine Graves is always willing to take care of her neighbor's young child when he needs to go to meetings. Graves said her neighborhood, on Prescott Drive, is full of people very willing to help each other out.