Guest Speaker: Wally Johnston, Foundations 4 Your Life and Author spoke of the importance of Volunteerism and Business/Community Partnerships. He is the author of the book “Sent to Serve: Chaplains of 9/11” and shared a video about the thousands that participated in the healing and rebuilding of New York City after the September, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The benefits of volunteerism include not only a stronger, more cohesive community but a healthier community. 68% of those that volunteer feel physically more healthy, 92% feel volunteering enriches their sense of purpose. Studies have shown that 24% wouldn’t have volunteered if their employer didn’t offer a vehicle in which to do so. As business owners within our community, it’s here important to participate in volunteerism.