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Helpers: How John Monaghan and his crew keep tradition alive at St. John’s Cemetery in Garson

Helpers: How John Monaghan and his crew keep tradition alive at St. John’s Cemetery in Garson

‘Our cemetery crew is a very caring, self-motivated group of volunteers deeply committed to making things better in the community’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> For nearly three decades, Linda Morgan has opened her home to animals in need

Helpers: For nearly three decades, Linda Morgan has opened her home to animals in need

‘Your time is worth a million dollars to those you help, and the time you give rewards you a million times over’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Cancer took her mother and inspired her to give back to those who survive it

Helpers: Cancer took her mother and inspired her to give back to those who survive it

Julia Nosich works in oncology and palliative care, and donates her time to the Cancer Society
<updated>Helpers:</updated> For 20 years, Debbie Rainville has supported people in their final days

Helpers: For 20 years, Debbie Rainville has supported people in their final days

But her volunteer efforts extend well beyond palliative care into community events and health care
<updated>Helpers:</updated> She volunteers with dementia patients and ‘gets back so much more’ than she gives

Helpers: She volunteers with dementia patients and ‘gets back so much more’ than she gives

Meet Mary Lou Trowell, a longtime volunteer for the Alzheimer Society says donating your time is good for the body and soul
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Reijo and Carol Viitala help keep the Finnish spirit alive

Helpers: Reijo and Carol Viitala help keep the Finnish spirit alive

This couple have spent decades giving back to Finlandia Village
<updated>Helpers:</updated> June Davis works tirelessly to bring positive change to a downtown neighbourhood

Helpers: June Davis works tirelessly to bring positive change to a downtown neighbourhood

Marlene Holkko Moore sits down with the ‘Mayor of Louis Street’ to talk community activism and positive change
Helpers: Volunteering helped her stave off loneliness, but it became so much more

Helpers: Volunteering helped her stave off loneliness, but it became so much more

This week we’re highlighting the good work of Garson senior Doreen Merkas
<updated>Helpers: </updated> This principal shares her love of volunteering with her students

Helpers: This principal shares her love of volunteering with her students

Lasalle Secondary principal Maureen McNamara is a lifelong volunteer who says better communities are grown by those who give back
<updated>Helpers: </updated> Meet a Sudbury family who volunteers together

Helpers: Meet a Sudbury family who volunteers together

Ranata and Albert Crispo are lifelong volunteers whose efforts have inspired both their daughters to do the same