October 6 2009
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Listen: Volunteering is not always direct. Oftentimes, the impact of the work may not be immediate and the rewards deferred. However, that kind of work is just as essential, especially with an organization like the ARCW. Although volunteer work may not include direct contact with clients, the cause is always there.
Shirley Tiedjen's story is a perfect example of this. She came to the ARCW because her brother living in Hawaii was diagnosed with the HIV disease and she wanted to help him in any way she could. At first using the ARCW for information and support, her involvement evolved over the years, resulting in a long career of volunteering with the ARCW in a myriad of capacities. And as she's devoted herself to working for the ARCW's cause, they have given so much back to her in kind. This is Shirley's story:
Get involved this week by participating in the 20th Annual Aids Walk Wisconsin by following this link. And for more information on the ARCW, visit their website. Also, if you're interested in getting involved with the ARCW, contact them for more information on volunteering.
Produced by: Adam Carr