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Poor economy = growth?

Given the economic recession, Lutheran Volunteer Corps plans to grow by 15 percent—to 122 volunteers in 13 cities in 2009, said executive director Michael D. Wilker.

“Social ministries and nonprofit organizations are being hit with lower charitable giving and higher demands for services,” said Wilker, estimating that each volunteer saves a group $10,000 to $15,000. And in a tight labor market, LVC is “an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain job skills, scholarships and health insurance,” he said.


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