TYLER, TX - A group of volunteers saved Smith County tax payers just over $74,000 in unpaid labor hours in 2010, Smith County Volunteer Coordinator Alicia Armstrong announced this week.
The group of 27 Smith County volunteers provides a variety of services for various departments, including converting paper records to electronic files, clerical work, staff support and archiving for the Sheriff's department, Commissioners Court, Justice of the Peace Offices and many more.
In the month of December alone, Smith County volunteers logged a total of 321 hours at a value of $6,692 to the County. Since the Smith County volunteer program began in 2009, volunteers have put in more than 4,700 hours at an estimated value of $99,000 to Smith County.
The oldest member of the volunteer group, 95-year-old George Mason, leads the volunteers in most work hours logged, just over 600 at the end of 2010.