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Appreciation Dinner Honors Dedicated LACASA Volunteers


LACASA held its 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Howell Opera House, a fitting location to honor hundreds of dedicated individuals who make a difference in the lives of victims and survivors from our community.

Volunteers had a chance to mix, mingle and relax — during a rare role reversal — as the LACASA staff worked the event and served volunteers.

President and CEO of LACASA, Bobette Schrandt, welcomed the group during the August event and thanked them for sharing their talents, optimism and warm hearts as volunteers for the nonprofit.

She read a poem written especially for the volunteers as staff members carried out extra large letters spelling out the word “volunteers.”

“We could not do all that we do without your help,” Schrandt said. “LACASA is blessed to have you.”

Nicole Matthews-Creech, volunteer coordinator for LACASA, expressed her gratitude to the guests for their many hours of commited service. She told the group that more than 800 volunteers provided 23,248 hours of service over the past year.

“We are indepted to you for your commitment to victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault,” said Creech. “You enable us to be better and do better. We appreciate each of you.”

Guests were treated to a buffet dinner, raffle prize drawings and tours of the Opera House.

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