A total of 21 volunteers from Moose Jaw will be helping out at this weekend’s Telemiracle.
“(They’ll) have various jobs. Most of them will be phone captains. That means they’ll be looking after squads of eight to 10. Volunteers will be on the phones,” said Vic Boyer, local Kinsmen club member in charge of organizing local volunteers. “They pick up the receipts that they make out over the phone and deliver them to treasury and some people of course will be on the phones incoming and filling out pledge forms for them.”
Beginning Saturday at 9 p.m. and ending Sunday at 5 p.m., the annual event will take place in Saskatoon and be broadcast on CTV. All funds raised will provide financial assistance for Saskatchewan residents with situations not covered by regular health care funding. According to Kinsmen Club member Russ McKnight, more than 87 per cent of all funds raised stays in the province.
Boyer added other volunteers would act as messengers and deliver messages in the auditorium. Others will work in the food services department. In total there would be more than 600 volunteers at the event representing Saskatchewan’s 77 Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs.
Volunteers will answer phones from the beginning of the event right until the event’s conclusion. Boyer said there would be four shifts. The first will be from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the second will be from 1 to 6 a.m., the third will be from 6 a.m. to noon and the last will be from noon to closing.
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.