United Community Ministries volunteer Thelma Harris, left, helps resident Michael Newton organize donated canned goods on Wednesday at the shelter. Harris said she has been volunteering at the shelter for four years.
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United Community Ministries volunteer Thelma Harris, left, helps resident Michael Newton organize donated canned goods on Wednesday at the shelter. Harris said she has been volunteering at the shelter for four years.

Volunteers are invaluable to nonprofit groups

By Tyler Kes
Staff Writer

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In an age in which some cynics might suggest that money is the only thing that matters, giving of one’s time might seem naive, but to the many people who volunteer, it is an absolutely necessary function of society.

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