At Crossroads of Western Iowa, every day we empower individuals with intellectual and mental disabilities to work toward their goals and dreams. We spend time helping these individuals work on life skills, manage independent living and find employment opportunities. What people may not realize is the impact these individuals have on their local communities.
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, about 64.5 million Americans, or 26.5 percent of the adult population, volunteer annually. Collectively they contributed 7.9 million hours of volunteer service, equivalent to about $175 billion in offset wages.