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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 27, 2006
President Discusses Volunteerism During Visit to Hands on Gulf Coast Civic Action Center
3:17 P.M. CDT
THE PRESIDENT: I've come to the conclusion that I'm at a terrific place where people are here bound by a common desire to show compassion to their neighbors in need. I really thank you. It's a compassion commune -- (laughter) -- where people are united by a singular purpose and setting a great example. Everybody -- most people I talk to say, well, that's make me feel better. The truth of the matter is, when you volunteer to serve somebody in need, it does make you feel better.
PERSON IN AUDIENCE: Volunteer! (Applause.)
THE PRESIDENT: All right. Thank you.
END 3:19 P.M. CDT