Florence G. Phillips, a former Peace Corps and VISTA volunteer, is the founder/director of the ESL (English as a Second Language) In-Home Program of Northern Nevada. Her innovated efforts in education over the last five years have positively impacted a great number of people living in five Northwest Nevada counties. Florence saw the problem facing many immigrants --- they cannot speak English and desperately want to learn, but for a variety of reasons are unable to attend formal classes.
Poverty can lead to unthinkable things…. and hopelessness worse. After returning from a military training camp where I met a lot of Iraqi refugees, I could not sit and watch as the world goes hungrier and poorer.
Please read Melissa Wall & Robin Moylan's story of service: Dr. Harben was our vet for 3 years and we saw a strong need to further assist him in any way we could. He has a thriving practice with one vet tech. Both extremely kind and willing to educate anyone that walks into there office, we found out that he had throat cancer in early 2008.
Be inspired to serve after reading Mary Brummet’s volunteer story: I volunteer at Council on Aging's Adult day care weekly and encourage other Chain Reaction volunteers to do the same. I serve on the Board of Directors for Council on Aging. I am the President of Chain Reaction (the local teen volunteer center) I serve on the Chain Reaction Advisory Council that meets once a week to better the program.