Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service

Great conference.  Great contacts.  Not-so-great statistic:  Tennessee ranks 31st* in the list of states whose citizens volunteer for service organizations and projects.  Hello, Volunteer State.  We can do better.

*I would suggest that the amazing hours of volunteer work put in during last year's flood have not been counted.  In fact, Nashville's Mayor Karl Dean's keynote address was praising the amazing volunteer spirit he saw in throughout the city and state during the "100 Year Flood" of 2010.  Even the inmates volunteered to help (see article in USA Today).

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