By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post
Last Friday, Sept. 11, was National Day of Service to honor those individuals lost and injured in the terrorists attacks in 2001 and those first responders.
RSVP & Volunteers in Action of Central Kansas organized their 40 members to put together goodie bags to be handed out to several first responders throughout Barton and Pawnee counties. RSVP Director Linn Hogg says a lot of baking happened leading up to last Friday.
"These boxes were a small token of thanks to law enforcement and emergency personnel for all their hard work," said Hogg. "RSVP volunteers brought in about 900 different baked goods and they were packaged into 300 boxes."
RSVP also had volunteers from Barton Community College, Great Bend High School and Ellinwood High School help deliver the bags to first responders.
"A lot of our volunteers may come through RSVP, but when they get matched to these organizations, some people don't even realize they are from RSVP because they connect so strongly to what they are doing in the community," said Hogg.
RSVP & Volunteers in Action is sponsored by Barton Community College and is located at 1025 Main Street. Hogg says if you are interested in volunteering just let the organization know what you enjoy and RSVP will match you with events and non-profits.