Letter: Help Support Job Bank

To the Editor:

As 2013 winds to a close and we carry on with our busy daily lives, let’s take a moment to remember the local churches and nonprofits that provide food, warmth and shelter to people and animals, that mentor our youth, that enrich our lives with the arts, that comfort the sick and dying, and otherwise lift our spirits. These organizations need our financial and volunteer support to continue each year.

Since 1974 (almost 40 years), the Woodstock Area Job Bank has connected workers with those needing work done, no matter the size of the job. The service continues to be free and now includes the option of online access. The WAJB is an example of a nonprofit that brings people together and weaves the community into a fabric. In just this past year, the job bank served more than 200 homeowners and businesses looking for workers, as well as an even greater number of job seekers from more than two dozen towns.

The job bank relies on grants, town appropriations and many individual donations, both large and small. We look again to donors who can help us reach this year’s modest fundraising goal of $10,000. If you are interested in supporting our work, please mail a check to WAJB, 31 The Green, Woodstock, Vt. 05091. Donations may be made online also. Check out our website, www.WoodstockJobBank.org. We may be able to help you find work or workers.

Sara Norcross

Board Vice President

Woodstock Area Job Bank