The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We joyfully recognize that as human beings we are fundamentally alike in our needs and feelings, and at the same time we all reflect a rich tapestry of differences. As a diverse people we have gifts to share. When we provide the opportunities and encouragement people need to share their gifts, we create a better world for everyone. Affirming this diversity means that we actively include all persons and value their variations.
We are committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive, supportive, and responsive organization in which differences among all people are understood and appreciated. We affirm the uniqueness of all persons-board members, staff, residents and clients-as members of the human family. We believe a variety of backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values, and beliefs is an asset to all.
We further believe that the implementation of the NCPHS Mission and our Strategic Plan will lead to the creation of an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect, and everyone is recognized as having something vital and unique to offer. The values of inclusion benefit both the group as a whole and the individuals in it.