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Local nonprofit sends Valentines to volunteers

Val-handsLocal nonprofit sends Valentines to volunteers

Pictured clockwise: Stephanie Posada-Blanca Camacho, Sarah Goodrum, Maria Hernandez, Laura McRell, Janet Rooks and Debbie Barkins.

From Kristina DaSilva

      LAUDERHILL, FL — Some well-deserving Broward County individuals received a surprise delivery last Friday, from staff members of the local non-profit, HandsOn Broward. With balloons, candy and other goodies in hand, the staff members visited the homes, offices and nonprofit service sites of several of its most dedicated volunteers.

The organization, which works to mobilize volunteers in service activities that affect positive change in local communities, kicked off their day of thanks in Pompano Beach.  There, they surprised long-time volunteer Stephanie Posada, of Coral Springs, who was donating her birthday to serve at Broward Outreach Center, a nonprofit that provides shelter and resources to individuals experiencing homelessness.

The show of appreciation continued from Weston to Lauderhill as deliveries were made to six more volunteers who have spent countless hours providing support to projects that help strengthen communities and build the capacity of local non-profits to provide services.  Volunteers included Laura McRell of Sunrise, Debbie Barkins of Hollywood, Rebecca Liberty of Davie, Maria Hernandez of Weston, Sarah Goodrum of Pompano Beach and Janet Rooks of Lauderhill.

“We wanted to spend Valentine’s Day saying thanks to some of our volunteers who show great love for our communities,” said Dale Hirsch, President and CEO of HandsOn Broward.  “By contributing their time and talents, these volunteers are making a significant impact in the lives of others every day.”

Powered by Children’s Services Council of Broward County, HandsOn Broward provides year-round opportunities for individuals and families to volunteer in Broward. The organization also provides direct service programming in the areas of economic development, youth leadership, urban gardening, disaster pre-paredness and response and non-profit capacity building.

     About HandsOn Broward:  HandsOn Broward inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action to positively affect change in Broward County. To learn more about HandsOn Broward’s up-coming service opportunities or to schedule a volunteer orientation at your organization or place of business, please call (954) 233-1300 or visit us online at


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