Help wanted

Your help is desperately needed and wanted. Anyone willing to volunteer to help those most severely impacted by the depressed economy and resulting service cuts in local and state budgets is invited to attend A Community Day of Caring on July 18th, beginning at 9:00AM in Sonora Courthouse Park.

Many local agencies, basic needs and other safety net programs, faith-based, and community service groups will attend to share how you can volunteer to help them reach out to an increasingly needy population. A partial list of participants includes: Behavioral Health, Veterans outreach, Parish Nursing, Horse Rescue, Mentoring Works, Sierra Non-Profit Services, Dawn’s Light (grief support), the David Lambert Community Center, Sheriff’s Office/Search and Rescue, Tuolumne County Library, Habitat for Humanity,  Victim Witness, Interfaith, Seniority Life Care, Adult Day Health Care, Guide Dogs, Thumbs Up, the Disability Resource Agency for Indendent Living (DRAIL), Catholic Charities, WATCH (provides support to adults with developmental disabilities), the Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency, and the Foodbank.

The Community Day of Caring on July 18th is an outgrowth of the work the Safety Net Planning Group is doing to bridge budgetary gaps to meet basic needs in Tuolumne County. If you have questions, want to present your agency or program’s volunteer opportunities at the Community Day of Caring, or you want to contribute, please contact Jema Padavana at jema@drail.org, or Jean Jones at jjones@area12.org.

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I was raised in Northern California on a sheep ranch. I'm passionate about working landscapes – balancing the interests of agriculture, thriving rural communities, and healthy natural resources. My husband Richard – the Professor - is a teacher. We live in Idaho with our horses, dogs, and close-by daughter and her family. I'm taking a trip soon and have attempted to introduce readers to some important backstories that will be helpful to understand the context for my observations. To read them, go to Topics in the sidebar and select Rambles with Ruby.

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