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Volunteer knits together support

Helping hands: A Q&A with volunteer Monda Sagalkin

Helping hands: A Q&A with volunteer Monda Sagalkin

January 31, 2008|By MARLO BARNHART

Name: Monda Sagalkin
Age: 64
Resides in: Sharpsburg

Q: Where do you volunteer and what do you do there?

A: (Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley in Hagerstown), teaching at the support group's Hooks 'n' Needles group for about four years.

Q: What prompted you to begin volunteering?

A: I had breast cancer and found good support here at BCA. A friend got me involved with Hooks 'n' Needles. I've always been a knitter.

Q: Your biggest reward as a volunteer?

A: She said she always feels she gets so much more back than she gives. And there is the feeling of being connected and spending time with good people.

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Q: What impact has volunteering had on your life?

A: Friendships and working together with those friends to make the community better.

Q: What keeps you busy when you're not volunteering?

A: The League of Women Voters, delivering absentee ballots to nursing homes, a court-appointed child advocate, Community Free Clinic, quilt guild.

Want to volunteer with Breast Cancer Awareness? Call Joan Fell at Breast Cancer Awareness, Cumberland Valley Inc., at 301-791-5843 or 800-963-0101. The office is at 322 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, in the E.J. Fennel Building, west side of building, center door.

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