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Volunteers needed to aid in grounds maintenance of Sandy area nonprofit organization

COURTESY PHOTO - Volunteers are always welcome to participate with events such as recreational day trips and retreats and help the blind visitors to Oral Hull.Besides offering a plethora of programs for the blind and low-vision, the Oral Hull Foundation also is home to a 22-acre natural area open for rental and community use. While the foundation staff feel blessed to have that land, they can't maintain it alone.

"We don't have the staff to do it all ourselves," said Oral Hull Director Sharon Elder. "And we are a nonprofit so we can't afford to hire help."

Most of the funding that comes to the foundation via fundraisers and donations is used to maintain buildings and pay for programs.

With that in mind, Oral Hull will host a volunteer work day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the park at 43233 S.E. Oral Hull Road, Sandy. Those who attend will be put to work raking, cleaning up trails, trimming bushes and more. In exchange, park staff will provide a lunch of chilidogs to all volunteers.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Oral Hull offers numerous programs year-round for those who are blind or living with low vision.Those interested in helping are encouraged to bring work gloves and sturdy tools. Anyone who has a pickup they can contribute for the day is also appreciated. Registration is not required for this event.

Volunteers are also always welcome to participate with events such as recreational day trips and retreats or with office work if they can't aid in manual labor. Call Jennifer at 503-668-6195 for more information about volunteer opportunities.

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