Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hattiesburg American - www.hattiesburgamerican.com-Volunteering time is as important as giving money

Hattiesburg American - www.hattiesburgamerican.com - Hattiesburg, Miss.: "Volunteering is as American as it gets. In recent years, however, the number of people volunteering has slipped, according to a report put out by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The report is being released at the beginning of National Volunteer Week.

While the number of people volunteering has been slipping, it's even more disheartening to learn that Mississippi has one of the lowest volunteer rates among states. The state is joined by Florida, Louisiana, New York and Nevada with volunteer rates ranging from 24.2 percent in Mississippi to 17.5 percent in Nevada."

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