I received this inspiring email from a gentleman who represents a volunteer group, BeautifulNC.org, and they are looking to offer their volunteer services for the weekend of May 31st. If you or anyone you know could use their services, please contact Matthew directly.
And how fantastic is it that people from outside the area are willing to come down and lend a hand. My hat goes off to all of them!
With his permission, here is his email:
Hello Sir or Madam:
Hopefully you will be able to assist the group I represent. We are currently looking for a cause and place to volunteer a couple days at the end of this month (May 31st & June 1st) and were curious if you had the need and opportunity to put us to work?
A group of friends and I have a strong passion and love for both the beaches and mountains of North Carolina. In an effort to help preserve North Carolina's natural beauty, we are establishing an environmental charity appropriately named BeautifulNC.org (our website will be up and running in the next couple weeks). As a fledgling charity we are trying to do as much as we possibly can to make contacts throughout the state and get our name out there.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide us with a couple hours of tasks to do or at least point us in the direction of someone who could. We see no task as too small or unworthy, every little bit helps. If there is anything you might need us to do please let me know.
Matthew B. Franchi