Community Housing and Resources (CHR) recently invited their loyal and dedicated volunteers to a spring-themed luncheon to show their appreciation and gratitude for all the ways in which their volunteerism helps CHR grow. The Community House was the perfect gathering place to enjoy a delicious meal catered by Sanibel Catering Company.
CHR’s Board President, Richard Johnson, and Executive Director, Kelly Collini, addressed the crowd of around 40 attendees, thanking each specific volunteer group for all that they contributed over the past year. Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra, Councilmember Jim Jennings, and Holly Smith of the Planning Commission were thanked for all that they do to facilitate CHR’s relationship with the city. Mardi Gras planning committees and volunteers were heralded for contributing nearly 3,000 volunteer hours in 2016. CHR’s buildings and grounds volunteers were honored for giving nearly 900 hours of sweat equity, helping CHR with the upkeep and maintenance of its 74 units. The organization’s Landlord/Tenant Committee members and many others were all highlighted for their contributions.
Johnson sincerely thanked his volunteer board of directors who contributed nearly 2,500 volunteer hours last year. All volunteer contributions combined totaled 6,205 hours, or the equivalent of three full-time employees, which is a tremendous cost-saver for CHR. The presentation was capped by a lovingly comical poem, written and read aloud by Collini, once again thanking all of the volunteers who give of their time and talents every day to help Community Housing and Resources continue to grow.