Thanks to Tax Aid volunteers

It can be a confusing and frustrating experience to work through the minefield of rules.
By Lesly Kaplan Managing Librarian Edmonds Public Library | May 03, 2012

Editor:

April 17 brought the end of tax season to all.

We owe a huge thank you to the AARP Tax Aides who provided tax assistance three times a week for our community at the Edmonds Library.

These smart, dedicated volunteers brought a service to the general public that creates a huge amount of goodwill, and a sense of well-being.

We all know how awkward it can be to navigate the realm of federal income taxes, with changes and alterations every year.

It can be a confusing and frustrating experience to work through the minefield of rules.

But these fine volunteers brought order and help to so many people.

They have worked since the beginning of February and on through April 17.

Three times a week, four hours a crack, they offered their assistance by filling out tax returns and providing free e-filing for people in hour-long appointments.

Tax filers arrived a little anxious, and left with smiles.

These volunteers gave back to our community enormously, and on behalf of the Edmonds Library I personally want to thank each and every one of them for their amazing commitment and help.

Hats off to the group: Bob Hacker, Sylvia Kealy, Jim Robeson, Ken Magill, Jean Yee, Ernie Johnson, Bob Plaag, Ron Goncalves, Chet Heisey, Isabella Nguyen, Long Nguyen, all led by volunteer Tax 
Aide coordinator extraordinaire Jim Wassall.

These people are part of that amazing Edmonds spirit, making this a better place for everyone.

I offer a public thanks to this wonderful troupe of volunteers.

We should all be proud of their extraordinary work.

They are amazing and kind, and money couldn’t buy that kind of dedication.  They are simply the best!

 

 

Lesly Kaplan

Managing Librarian

Edmonds Public Library

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