V is for Volunteering
Haven't we all been helped in our lives at some point by someone volunteering their time? And don't we all have stories to tell? I have many and here's one of them:
When my ex-husband and I separated, I had no idea what my rights were as a spouse and as a parent of minors. I needed legal advice to sort it all out, but with very little money, it was impossible to contact a lawyer directly.
What to do...what to do...
Enter the YWCA's legal information clinic in my hometown. For a small donation of $10 (it was $5 back then) you receive confidential, individual, information sessions that are provided by lawyers and notaries experienced in a variety of legal areas...volunteering their time! And you can benefit from this service a maximum of 3 times per year.
I made an appointment, paid the $5.00 and met with a lawyer who helped me tremendously. Thirty minutes may not seem very long but it was more than enough time to answer all my questions and ease some of my worries.
I'm grateful to that lawyer, who's name (if I remember correctly) was Sandra, for volunteering her time and helping me during a difficult time.
Do you have any stories to share?