Fighting Poverty with Passion
|Energy Star – Matthew Sweeney
May 4 – Farewell ode of thanks to our Volunteer and Outreach Architect
By Lizzy Shephard
Farewell to one of our finest, whom we wish for the best,
Who led with balance, of hard work and rest.
He was the door to our organization, a warm welcome and embrace,
Exciting students, teachers, and citizens, who met his kind face.
For us as staff, he planted new seeds,
To support our volunteers, as they met organizational needs.
With scopes of work, sign-in sheets, and log books,
To work towards our mission,With those who give their time,
In the beginning he jumped into our work bursting at the seams
They made a new supply closet, a classroom, and cabinets,
In fall, three service learning classes came through the door,
Activists, organizers, and communicators were trained,
All calls were answered by connected resources,
The volunteers kept coming as Matt led the way,
Just when we thought, “Nothing more could be free!”
We can’t thank you enough for the positive spirit you bring,
Continue to grow with what you have learned,
As you move adventure forward, if doubt and fear resist,
Matt Sweeney was our volunteer and outreach coordinator for the Alliance. He did a phenomenal job and was a tremendous asset to our organization. Over the past year, Matt brought in 83 volunteers, including 3 NCCC teams, who spent 7,086 hours with us worth $143,491.50 for our organization. Thank you, Matt!