April is National Volunteer Month, which is the perfect push you might need to shake off the pandemic malaise and do some good.

According to the Be A Neighbor Campaign at beaneighborcampaign.com, an estimated 370,000 volunteer spots go unfilled in Texas each week. According to the campaign, almost 16.9 million people in Texas — 58 percent of the population — are at risk of experiencing critical need and potentially will require help from nonprofit organizations and the volunteers who staff their programs and deliver their services.

Margaret Battistelli Gardner: 409.683.5227; Margaret.Gardner@galvnews.com.

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Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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