This has been an AMAZING year for volunteer participation and hours! As a potential federal grantee we make sure to track volunteer hours to be able to count it towards in-kind match. Below you can see how much our volunteers time was worth for in-kind match. Of course our volunteers are worth waaaay more to us and the community than this monetary value. Our volunteers make SRSLY what it is. All of our success in preventing youth substance use is because of them. So thank you volunteers we love you... seriously!
Dates: Aug 30, 2016 - Sept 15, 2017
TOTAL Hours: 3756.5
TOTAL Volunteers: 249
TOTAL Volunteer Hour In-Kind Match: $44,413.27
61 Adults with 720.5 Hours total = 24.14 x 720.5 = $17,392.87
188 Youth with 3036 Hours total = 8.90 x 3036 = $27,020.40
Adult time is based at $24.14 according to independent sector website
Youth time is based at $8.90 according to Michigan minimum wage
Hi, I'm Reiley Curran, the Regional Director for SRSLY. I am so excited to work with all the great SRSLY volunteers in Manchester this year! Lindsay has done an amazing job leading this group over the last four years, and the foundation she has built will ensure we continue to see the amazing engagement and positive outcomes you all have worked so hard to achieve for years to come.
I have worked with SRSLY for the past nine years. I started at Chelsea Community Hospital when SRSLY kicked off in Chelsea in August 2008. I helped get SRSLY started in Dexter and Stockbridge in 2012, and then worked with Lindsay to re-brand Manchester Voices in 2015. My favorite part of working for SRSLY is the youth leaders – their energy and ideas make coming to work every day pure joy.
Before I started with SRSLY, I grew up in Williamston (which is near Lansing, and a lot like Manchester). I went to the University of Michigan for my undergrad, then out east to Dartmouth for my Master's in Public Health. I live in Chelsea with my husband, who is a physician at the VA in Ann Arbor, our two young boys, and two bird dogs.
I am looking forward to meeting and working with you all. See you at the kickoff rally on the 15th! If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.
SRSLY Regional Director
Hello, I'm Katie Fendt, the SRSLY Manchester Transition Coordinator. I am honored to be here to make the transition as smooth as possible. I have some big shoes to fill, but I promise I will do my absolute best. A little about me, I grew in Dexter and completed my associates degree in Liberal Arts at Washtenaw Community College. Currently I am finishing my undergrad at Western Michigan University in Child & Family Development. Before I started at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital, I worked at Huron Valley Ambulance as an EMT and a member of their Honor Guard team. I live in Grass Lake with my husband, our 2 year old son, and our German Shepard and lab.
I have really enjoyed helping Lindsay and the other coalition directors throughout the years, especially Project Stick Shocker and the delicious pizza from Ollie’s. I can promise we will enjoy many pizzas throughout this period. I’m particularly excited for the Haunted High School as I hear it is such a fun event, full of scary, goofy, slimy things! I enjoy working with the youth and building relationships.
We will miss Lindsay and her kind open heart. She has made such an impact while working with all of you. Please know my door will always be open, so feel free to come at any time. We will have countless support from the SRSLY Regional Coalition Director, Reiley Curran and the other SRSLY Coalition Directors in Chelsea, Dexter, and Stockbridge. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and my time here with the SRSLY Manchester coalition.
If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.
SRSLY Manchester Transition Coordinator