Governor's Proclamation -Volunteer Week
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
WHEREAS, America is blessed with millions of individuals of good will and good works who play significant roles in bringing positive change to the lives of others through volunteerism; and
WHEREAS, South Carolina's volunteers uphold the highest standards of civic duty, donating their time, energy, and talents to helping those in need; and
WHEREAS, by working to provide food and shelter for the needy, spending time with patients in hospitals, and safeguarding the health and well-being of our young people, volunteers throughout the Palmetto State enhance our quality of life; and
WHEREAS, the annual observance of National Volunteer Week offers a chance to thank the many volunteers throughout South Carolina and the nation whose work and compassion add so much to the quality of our lives while giving those who have never volunteered the opportunity to learn more about the many organizations that would benefit from their time and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Sanford, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim April 17 - 23, 2005,
throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to express appreciation to volunteers across the state for their commitment to service and to promote the spirit of volunteerism in our families and communities.