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United Way of Story County recognizes RSVP volunteers

Pictured are (front row, from left) Diane Jenkins, Rose Marie Nelson, Nancy Kaltenheuser, Virginia Ullrick; (back row) Thelma Boss, Jean Schlapia, Linda Vogtlin, Jeanine Cole, Pat Thiede, Edith Anderson and Jan Breitman. (Photo Submitted)
Pictured are (front row, from left) Diane Jenkins, Rose Marie Nelson, Nancy Kaltenheuser, Virginia Ullrick; (back row) Thelma Boss, Jean Schlapia, Linda Vogtlin, Jeanine Cole, Pat Thiede, Edith Anderson and Jan Breitman. (Photo Submitted)

United Way of Story County (UWSC) showed its appreciation to the Central Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers by hosting a soup luncheon on Thursday, April 3. Jean Kresse, president and CEO of UWSC, Doug Ragaller, chair of the UWSC board of directors and John Kinley, 2014 UWSC campaign chair, expressed gratitude to the volunteers.

“United Way of Story County relies on RSVP volunteers throughout the year,” said Kresse. “We count on volunteers to help answer the phone, complete mailing projects and verify data. We’re able to focus staff efforts on other projects and accomplish so much more than we could alone.”

Ragaller reported 26 volunteers gave a total of 826.5 hours of time to UWSC for the 2013 LIVE UNITED campaign. The monetary value of the volunteer efforts totaled $14,505, which can instead be applied to helping the community.

RSVP staff Kalen Petersen and Arti Sanghi also attended and thanked the volunteers. Ragaller presented each volunteer with a “volunteer” lapel pin.

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