A Message From Our Board Chair

A Message from our Board Chair

Board Chair Shares Heartfelt Thanks

It's been an exciting, rewarding spring for Volunteers of America. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with players and sponsors at this year's GolfStar Classic on March 17. This committed group came together to promote an all-important goal—uniting every child with a forever family.

In early April, I also had the opportunity to celebrate with the participants of our Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Their dedication to improving the lives of the citizens of St. Tammany Parish is inspiring.

And I was extremely proud of Volunteers of America on April 20 when First Lady Michelle Obama came to town to applaud the work this community has done to house homeless veterans. Volunteers of America has led, and continues to lead, efforts to help our veterans in crisis.

My years as a board member have afforded me the opportunity to participate in the many programs of Volunteers of America. It is truly a life-changing experience to see first hand the difference that our efforts make—how Volunteers of America transforms lives. I encourage you to get involved with one of the many Volunteers of America programs. There are multiple opportunities for you to touch lives— mentor at-risk youth, read to elementary students in the Lighthouse Program, employ a veteran or donate resources to our community home residential living program.

As my term as Board Chair ends, I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to my fellow board members, the Volunteers of America management team and staff, our many friends and supporters and especially to the individuals we serve who have made my term as Board Chair an experience that I will always fondly remember.

Robert C. Rhoden, Jr.