Volunteers are deserving of recognition

People who do volunteer work are doing good deeds, and we are glad that those deeds don’t go unnoticed in the community.

On Tuesday, 25 people and groups were recognized for their work on behalf of the community.

Volunteers in Action, a core group of about 10 organizations, held its annual reception and awards program at Christ Episcopal Church. The event recognizes volunteers, who receive certificates and medallions that read: “ the change you want to see in the world.”

These people, who spend countless hours doing deeds for others, are priceless. They are your next door neighbors, family members and people you don’t even know who put demands on their time aside and do good for others.

Sure, there are probably a lot of things that many of them would rather be doing on a Saturday or Sunday, but they volunteer out of compassion and love for their fellow man.

While there were a lot of people who shed their sweat working for a good cause, three volunteers stood out in particular for their hard work and devotion to a cause.

Nell Ruth Hill won the Rookie Volunteer Award. Hill cooks five times a week for The Salvation Army soup kitchen while working as a caregiver for an elderly lady in Warren County four times a week.

Hugo Becker with Court Appointed Special Advocates won the Spirit of Service Award. Becker acts as liaison for the board of advisers, coordinates quarterly luncheons for the advocates and trains new advocates.

Finally, the Community Greeters Newcomers Club received the award for Team Spirit. The group has assisted more than 20 organizations in its efforts, including the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society and the American Red Cross.

We congratulate these people and organization who were privileged enough to receive these awards. We’re sure there were many very deserving candidates to choose from.

Anne Grubbs, enrichment coordinator for Community Education, referred to volunteerism as “ good in the world coming through.”

How can you say it any better?


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