Volunteer Spotlight

Business Operations Specialist Karen Black of the Redmond office has spent hours volunteering at the Snohomish American Legion Auxiliary.  As the historian, she is responsible for recording the accomplishments and significant events that occur in the unit, as well as keeping the records that date back to the year the group was established in 1929.  The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization.

As part of her volunteer efforts, she also helps to plan fundraisers which benefit three local high schools with scholarships.  In addition, she volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County, Delta Rehabilitation (which cares for people with traumatic head injuries) and several Veterans facilities within Washington State.  Fundraisers consist of collecting items from local merchants for raffles, sponsoring kids who need assistance going to State events, and bake sales during community events.  She also makes time to do wellness checks on aging members to make sure they are being cared for.

Through her years as a volunteer, Karen has found that there’s never a lack of things to be done or people in need of assistance.  She encourages anyone with military ties to check out their local American Legion Organization and get involved.

If you’d like to learn more about these organizations, you can visit their websites at:
American Legion
American Legion Sons of AL
American Legion Auxiliary