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Giving Back In Gulfport: Sandy Duffy

Sandy Duffy was voted volunteer of the year last year for the Merchant's Association; she is now Gulfport Patch's Volunteer of the Week!

Name: Sandy Duffy

Hometown: Gulfport, FL

Birthday: March

Title: Volunteer Coordinator for Gulfport Merchants Association

How long have you been volunteering?

“Two years.”

What encouraged/inspired you to start volunteering?

“After I retired I wanted to be involved in the community and give back to the town that gave me a warm welcome when I first came.  Gulfport is like my extended family!”

What do you like about volunteering?

“I love welcoming people to the community, and helping them feel comfortable.” 

How often do you volunteer?

“I am always on call. Also, I volunteer every Tuesday for the Fresh Market.”

What keeps you interested in volunteering?

“New challenges!”

What do you like about Gulfport?

“I love the community spirit and its uniqueness.”

How can the public help your organization? 

“For them to be aware that we are different from the Chamber of Commerce. We are a network for businesses on the waterfront district and we help inform people on what is going on in the community.”

Daniel Hodge August 03, 2011 at 09:40 PM
Sandy Duffy is an amazing volunteer in all respects. She is energetic, thorough, caring, warm and generous. The Gulfport Merchants Association is very lucky to have her in our ranks. Congratulations, Sandy, Patch Volunteer of the Week!

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