For several years, Volunteer Owensboro has worked directly with more than 40 local, and statewide, nonprofit organizations, helping them connect with the volunteers they need. On Sept. 21, they will hold their first golf scramble as a fundraiser at Ben Hawes Municipal Golf Course.
Randy Lanham, director of Volunteer Owensboro, said they have saved organizations thousands of dollars in free promotion and direct connection with the volunteers they need.
With a website listing more than 60 places to volunteer, a monthly reach of over 3,500 on Facebook and newsletter, three radio shows, a weekly TV series that broadcast around the state on KET and promotional videos, Lanham said they’ve been helping nonprofits for years.
“Now we are asking our community to help us help them, he said. “As Volunteer Owensboro continues to grow, Angie DeWitt and I, who are both part-time with the organization, give the glory to God. He inspired us to start this organization and He will see it through.”
He said as they grow, it means there are more people serving those in need, getting educated and inspired, and that there are people wanting and looking for ways to serve, and we are there to help them.
“It seems that God continues to open the door and new opportunities arise, and we have a hard time saying no.,” Lanham said. “We know if it is his will, he will provide the way.”
The golf scramble is 8 a.m. Sept. 21st at Ben Hawes Municipal Golf Course. A light breakfast will be served, there will activities throughout the morning, lunch provided by Knottville Lions Club and silent action items available. We have some sponsors and teams already secured but are looking for more.
It’s a win-win situation to have fun with friends playing golf and helping out Volunteer Owensboro and many other organizations we partner with,” Lanham said. “Most importantly, we hope that you feel a sense of being a part of a mission to change the landscape of people serving others in need.”