"When you engage in community service, you get to be a part of that which holds us together." — Stanley Parese
"A lot of the women leave with a sense of confidence that they can do things themselves." — Carolyn Valli
"I saw the job posting and thought it would be a perfect fit for me." — Cheryl Whalen
Berkshire Bank is seeking service projects of all sizes, but generally should engage between five to 50 employees using a mix of skilled and non-skilled labor.
Since 1985, the Community Chest has presented an annual award honoring a resident, or residents, of Williamstown for exceptional volunteer service.
"Why can't we make meals here for homebound elderly in need of meals on weekends?" — Deacon Francis Ryan
"I see you frowning, I try to get you to smile — because I can't stop smiling." — Phyllis Jarrett
"I had the time and I guess I thought I should do something for my fellow veterans." — Thomas Bernard
"We give them a real good portions; we don't nickel and dime anyone." — William Schrade
"It is one of the fun programs." — Becky Manship
"Renovating the play space is fantastic. When you realize how many children use it, this is a great advantage." — Lindsay Errichetto
Each volunteer will receive training in duties, procedures and other information he or she will need to know.
"It's a volunteer department. They need funding to be sustainable for everything they do. That's why I support it." — Terry Moore
"You want to keep your community's environment healthy to encourage people to go out and use it. — Amanda Chilson
"So we're talking about the gift of time, what we receive back on the gift of time. Our receipt is to feel good and have fun." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
"The feedback [from] the parents and the kids, they say it gets better every year." — Tom Gardner
"It's the least we can do to provide this support." — state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing