The Journal Gazette
Mary Anna Feitler, 76, began volunteering with ACRES Land Trust in 1983 as membership secretary. She's shifted into an archivist role.

Complaint 40 years ago begins career

Mary Anna Feitler loves bringing her attention to detail and passion for land preservation to her volunteer work. After nearly 40 years...

July 26, 2020 1:00 am

 Katie Fyfe | The Journal Gazette
Cynthia and Ed Powers bird watch together at  Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve on  June 11.

Couple keep eye on birds at preserve

Ed and Cynthia Powers are a birdwatching dream team. The married couple, 82 and 81 respectively, believe preserving habitat is crucial...

June 28, 2020 1:00 am

 Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
Debra Morken, a driver for Homebound Meals, delivers a hot and cold container of food to a client’s home.

Homebound Meals driver finds satisfaction

As the coronavirus pandemic forced business closures and residents to stay inside, community meal providers have been crucial for area...

May 24, 2020 1:00 am

Leanna Evans, a volunteer at Brentwood Elementary, participates in a Zoom lesson with first grade students at Brentwood. Evans  helps with tutoring and reading.

Mom giving back to elementary her kids attended

Leanna Evans loves to help children learn and succeed in school. After her own children attended Brentwood Elementary, she decided to...

April 26, 2020 1:00 am

 Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
Patricia Turner, who is a 70-year-old VITA Tax Greeter through the Volunteer Center's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, works on gathering tax papers at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Resident sees giving back as duty

Patricia Turner, 70, has spent 12 years helping Allen County residents get their taxes prepared for free. She also...

March 22, 2020 1:00 am