MyMuncie recognizes unsung volunteerism
They’re the unseen individuals driving society forward. They work for the betterment of the community, without any expectation of reward or recognition. Brad King does it. Maude Jennings loves doing it.
The “unsung volunteers” of Muncie keep the town going. They work toward the common good everyone seeks. Volunteers care for their community and make it a better place to live, work and play. Without them, Muncie would not be as vibrant.
Brad King, an unsung volunteer, has always felt that a sense of history is vital to a community. King works to restore rundown, historical homes in the Muncie area. He believes in the beauty of his town and wants to see it come back to life.
“I really believe that we should leave things better than we find them,” King says.
Maude Jennings also does her share of “unsung” work everyday. Jennings, a retired Ball State University professor, works with children and adults alike to improve their reading and comprehension skills.
Jennings believes, “If I know a little bit, then I should be able to give a little bit.”
The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Pride Campaign seeks to engage the Muncie community and share the stories of unsung volunteers, just like those of King and Jennings. MyMuncie, the second phase of the campaign, hopes to draw others to do their part in helping the community grow and become a better place to live. Muncie is a community to be proud of; it is a community that takes care of its own.
To learn more about Brad and Maude or some of the other “unsung volunteers” of Muncie, or to submit a story, visit MyMuncie.org.
The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce was established in 1894, and serves as a non-profit, membership-driven organization that unites business, government, education, philanthropy, healthcare and services, all dedicated to improving the community. The Chamber’s Pride Campaign focuses on the “unsung volunteers” of Muncie and seeks to engage citizens of all ages, genders, races, incomes and educational levels. For more information, visit MyMuncie.org.