HUGE Thank You to the Benefit for Freedom Volunteers

554997_598472196848300_864519215_nTo All Benefit Volunteers:

Wow! What  a night! If I could sing your praises any louder to anyone anywhere who can hear me they’d be telling me to be quiet. You did an amazing job and made RJI’s 2nd Annual Benefit for Freedom a HUGE success!

There were almost 50 of you involved in pulling off the event that Monday night – not to mention those who were involved in preparing for the event ahead of time. We started with six ladies who tore down over 500 chairs in the sanctuary and set up the 28 tables. Followed by salt and pepper shaker fillers, centerpiece preparers, silent auction and registration table teams. Then came the kitchen staff and servers – 50 of you taking care of serving over 200 people in record time – and finished out with a small clean up crew who made Hope Church look spotless!

I learned so much throughout the day from each of you – thanks to those of you who had suggestions on how to make the day go smoothly. I really appreciated your expertise.

I would like to ask for your feedback about the event so that we can have things run even smoother for next year. Please let me know the answers to the questions below:

– What did you enjoy about volunteering at the Benefit?

– Would you do it again next year? Would you be willing to bring a friend

   along to join you?

– What can we do better to have it be more enjoyable for you as a volunteer?

– As far as the organization of you as the volunteers and of the event, what

   could I have done better to communicate expectations and  job

   responsibilities to you?

– For those of you who attended, was the orientation helpful and informative?

– Please share any other suggestions or praises that you have.

It was truly a privilege to work with each and every one of you. Your service has made a difference in the fight against human trafficking. There were a lot of people who attended the Benefit who were hearing about human trafficking for the very first time, and you took care of some very influential people in the Richmond community. I would like to recognize two volunteers who truly went above and beyond – Fay Chelmow and Erin Kimminau. These two dedicated ladies arrived first thing in the morning the day of the event and stayed until the very end.

I hope I get to work with you again in the future! God bless all of you for your hard work in the battle against human trafficking!

~ Sandy White, Administrative Assistant/Benefit Volunteer Coordinator