Letter: Thanks for the community support
I would like to thank the many visitors to the Literacy Volunteers’ booth at the Guinea Jubilee this past weekend. In spite of less-than-perfect weather, the Jubilee goers were interested in learning about our 29-year history of service to our community. Several folks signed up to become supporting members and others to volunteer with LVG. Without such community support, we could not reach the people who need our services.
I was surprised to find that there is some confusion in the wider community about the fact that Gloucester County has two adult literacy non-profit organizations, both offering free tuition for improving literacy skills, ESL or help with obtaining a GED. We are increasing our "English as a second language," or ESL, classes. Some of these can lead to meeting the requirements to becoming a U.S. citizen.
Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester, or LVG, is the only organization offering tutoring at the Gloucester County Jail at no cost to the inmates.
I also want to thank all the volunteers who walked in the parade, set up and manned the LVG booth and supported us in so many ways.
Again, on behalf of the Board of Directors of LVG, thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to visit, ask questions, offer to volunteer or play our 50/50 game. At 5 p.m., the winner’s name was drawn. She and her husband went home richer!
Sandra Pollock, president
Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester, Inc.