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Volunteers at Care Help of Sulphur honored for decades of service

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Volunteers are a necessity at most non-profit organizations and it's no different at Care Help of Sulphur. When her husband died about twenty years ago, Delores Manuel found herself needing something to keep her mind busy. A relative told her about Care Help of Sulphur.

"Whenever I'm home, I sit and I start thinking," said Manuel. "I think and worry about all kinds of things. Here, I work and I don't think about nothing, but my work." 

She's been here 16 years now and doesn't regret the advice to volunteer.

"If you have a loved one that is sick, come in and volunteer," said Manuel. "It'll help you. It really helped me."

Tena Hill is a veteran among volunteers at Care Help.  She's been here twenty five years and now serves as the thrift store cashier.

"Because it does my heart good," said Hill. "I love the people. I love the idea of the whole thing. I want to be able to help when I can with food and whatever. This is what it is. I'm blessed every time I come in here."

The need for volunteers never stops, according to board member Dee Vincent.

"The donations come in daily," said Vincent. "There's lots of things to sort through. Things need to be put up, cleaned, just making the store better. Making the service we do for the community better. It just takes a lot of people to do that." 

Care Help is always looking for volunteers who can donate a few hours each week. You can contact director Jody Farnum at 337-528-2273 for more information.

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