Every once in a while, an American president says something that virtually everyone can agree with, left, right or center, red, blue or chartreuse, young, old or in between.
This is what our president recently said about this week:
“Through countless acts of kindness, generosity and service, Americans recognize that we are all bound together – that we move this country forward by giving of ourselves to others and caring for those around us. Every day, Americans carry forward the tradition of service embedded in our character as a people. And as we celebrate National Volunteer Week, we embrace our shared responsibility to one another and recommit to the task of building a more perfect Union.”
President Obama probably doesn’t know Sandy Piotter, but he should. Because she is one of the people he’s talking about. Piotter is co-chair of the FISH Steering Committee, she is a walking advertisement for Friends in Sonoma Helping, and this is the message she delivered to us this week:
“For a number of years, kidney dialysis has not been available in Sonoma Valley, so FISH has been transporting people to Napa and Petaluma. Here is our weekly schedule for Napa only: