Wednesday Wisdom – Helen Keller

Helen Keller volunteers

Original image by Don Freiday/USFWS

Celebrating  National Volunteer Week on this Wednesday Wisdom day with an inspirational quote from American educator and author Helen Keller, who overcame her physical challenges  to become a supremely effective ambassador for disabled persons worldwide. Her life was dedicated to helping others and she understood the necessity to combine forces with others to reach a common goal.  Her amazing vision as a humanitarian to help other’s with disabilities was the seed to build sustainable communities to weather inequality and prejudice.

Witness the crew of FWS staff and volunteers  restoring tidal marsh pre-Hurricane Sandy at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (NJ) in June 2012.   Is it possible that their work made some  difference in how this habitat was impacted when four months later – October 29, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy made landfall in NJ and battered the East Coast?  Now in 2016, teams of FWS staff, partner organizations and volunteers continue to work tirelessly to restore coastline and marshlands habitats to brace for any future storm incidents or climate change-related sea level rise.  #StrongAfterSandy

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