Happy Birthday, Barbara!

Just wanted to take a moment to point out this weekend’s article about “volunteer extraordinaire” Barbara Peck.

If you haven’t read the article, Barbara just turned an impressive 100 years old. But perhaps what’s even more amazing is the work that she’s done in that lifetime — helping found the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, pledging hundreds of thousands of dollars to Oregon State University and saving the Pittock Mansion from a wrecking ball in the 1960s.

Oh yeah, and she volunteered for the American Red Cross for a stunning 55 years.

If you’re inspired by Barabara and interested in becoming a volunteer, you can easily apply online. You don’t have to be a centenarian; we love volunteers of all ages and there’s always work to be done!

Photo courtesy of Rob Finch/The Oregonian