Volunteer Center of Dickinson Iron County
Volunteers 'Show the Love' in Red Jackets
The items are varied. The bidding is fierce.
And, if you have a question at the Volunteer Center of Dickinson and Iron Counties' annual fund-raising auction, it's very clear who you should ask.
Just flag a volunteer wearing a red, pullover, half-zip jacket with the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency auction logo on it.
On this important day, the iconic jackets are synonymous with volunteer expertise at the fund-raising event. People wearing them can be counted on to answer questions, give directions and make the event fun for experienced bidders and shy newbies alike.
"They get asked how the live auction works, what we use the money for, what kinds of food we're selling and where the bathrooms are located," said Kristin Sommerfeld, Volunteer Center.
By unifying the volunteer team, the jackets make event operations flow more smoothly. And, that means good things for all of Dickinson and Iron Counties.
Without a successful auction, the seven-year-old Volunteer Center would be unable to place as many volunteers in non-profit posts throughout the region. The Volunteer Center's ability to organize events like a community-wide Halloween Party would suffer. And, the entire service sector would feel the pinch.
"We've never been able to provide our volunteers with a gift for their time and dedication so this year we finally felt like we could show them how much they mean to us," Sommerfeld said. "The volunteers were thrilled with their jackets and wore them proudly. I'm sure they will be back to help again this spring and will be wearing their half-zips!"