Emergency Assistance Center recognizes volunteersBy Emily Etheredge Published 5:36pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center recognized volunteers on Wednesday for the work they do in helping the center remain successful.
Executive director for the Emergency Assistance Center Terry Collier said the center is celebrating 30 years of helping residents with food, clothing and disaster relief funding and the center would not be able to stay open without the generous help of volunteers.
“We have five paid staff members and the rest are volunteers,” Collier said. “Without them, this center would not keep functioning. We have to have volunteers to sort through the clothes for the thrift store, sort through food for our food bank and anything else that comes up to keep everything up and running.”
Collier and Emergency Assistance Center chairman Curtis Smith thanked everyone by presenting them with a certificate of appreciation.
“Volunteerism is a necessary part of this center,” Smith said. “Today we want to thank those who help this center operate.”
Collier said one of the oldest volunteers who has spent time helping the center since it first opened is Lorene Scott who is in her early 90s.
Scott retired from the center in 2011 after more than 29 years of service with the center but still devotes time to volunteering.
“This center has a rich heritage that we are very proud of,” Collier said.