My Take: By Matthew McCully

By Matthew McCully
My Take: By Matthew McCully

The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was volunteers

I’ve lost track of the number of articles I’ve written involving volunteers.

Christmas Day at Hope Community Church, the kitchen crew pop their heads out the doorway to tell me how many pounds of potatoes they peeled.

The ladies at St. George’s church walking me through their Easter egg assembly line.

The CFUW rolling a rack of used clothing down Queen Street to set up a sale.

A handyman showing the new cabinets he built to hold trophies at Ayer’s Cliff Fairground.

Secret Santa Elves. Scout leaders. Meals on wheels drivers. Caregivers. After-school tutors. Community cleanup crews.

I could go on all day.

One of my strongest childhood memories is the smell of the food in the kitchen when my mom used to bring me with her to deliver meals on wheels in New Richmond.

Every time I walk into Community Aid it feels familiar.

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