National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.

To the Editor:

National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.

It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together as a team, in unison, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

National Volunteer Week is about taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change-discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive change in our communities.

I hope everyone becomes engaged in the Hilliard community with at least one organization.

At the April 15 Lend a Hilliard Hand volunteer fair and reception, three individuals were recognized for their volunteer efforts in the Hilliard community.

Congratulations to Steve Brooks for receiving the Hilliard-Ray Patch Family YMCA Community Champion Award, Jodi Leis for the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Hilliard Arts Council and Barbara McKeever for the Super Senior Award from Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department.

I would like to thank all the organizations that set up informational tables at the third annual volunteer fair and reception. These included the recreation and parks department, Franklin County Agricultural Society, Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce, Hilliard Arts Council, Hilliard Community Welfare Council, Hilliard Education Foundation, Hilliard-Ray Patch Family YMCA, Kiwanis, Northwest Franklin County Historical Society, Old Hilliardfest, Rotary Club of Hilliard, Serving Our Neighbors Son Ministries and Solebrate! Food and Music Festival.

I also would like to thank the individuals, parents and families who attended the event and expressed an interest in volunteering in the community. This is a great way to meet other residents and support the community and these organizations who rely on volunteers.

Christy J. Clark
Executive director
Destination Hilliard