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Quiet Hero – Ruby Totten

Ruby Totten
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The group I volunteer for: Friends of the Libraries.

What I do for the group: I’m in charge of paranormal, metaphysical and new age books, and I price them.

How I got involved: I volunteered in Southern California for Friends of the Library and then when I moved up here. There’s usually a Friends of the Library in every town.

Why I think this group’s work is important: We have our book sales the first Saturday of every month and we average $1,500 a month that goes to the libraries.

The best thing that ever happened to me on this volunteer job was: Just being a part of this group.

The rewards I get from this volunteer job are: It makes me feel useful. I really smashed up my leg three years ago, and these people (in the group) were so attentive. They are so caring, funny and interesting.

Other volunteer jobs I’ve done: I was an officer for the Orange County Child Guidance Clinic and worked in the thrift shop.

I’ve lived in Nevada County: 17 years.

The most important job that faces us as a community is: Trying to ameliorate the political divisions.

I think volunteerism is important because: Without volunteering the community services would go off the deep end.


To suggest a western Nevada County volunteer for this feature, contact Dave Moller at davem@theunion.com or 477-4237.

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