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Volunteer Hero: Jean Robertson

“I think CVCJ may be one of the best things God ever created,” said Jean Robertson. “I can’t say enough about how great this organization is. The Volunteers and Receivers are great. The girls in the office are great,” and Jean has contributed to it all for over eighteen years....

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Volunteer Hero: Sue DeBella

Sue DeBella is 79 and has volunteered with CVCJ for 12 years. Sue was inspired to join as a way to give back and thank the people who helped her mother when she stayed in an assisted living facility. Medical transportation wasn’t managed well so they drove her to doctor…...

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Volunteer Hero: Alice Gutierrez

At 82 years old, Alice Gutierrez continues to provide medical transportation and grocery shopping for seniors, something she has done for twenty-four years as a CVCJ Volunteer. Alice learned about the opportunity in 1994, only months after CVCJ was formed, and remembers thinking, “I have the time, a car, and…...

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Martha Meets Dolores

Last week, Martha, one of our Spanish speaking volunteers, met Dolores. Dolores is from Puerto Rico, and you would never guess that she’s been around for 104, yes, 104 years! Dolores loves to play dominoes. And in case you didn’t know, for Puerto Ricans, playing Dominoes is a skill learned…...

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We Hit The Jackpot When Bob Came Into Our Lives!

“We hit the jackpot when Bob came into our lives!” That was the first thing Shirley had to say about Bob, her ARCP volunteer. Bob visits with Shirley’s husband, Herman, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. On their weekly visits they read the newspaper together from cover to cover and they…...

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