People on the Move- Volunteers from the Greenspring Community Presented with Presidential Service Awards
Volunteers from the Greenspring Community Presented with Presidential Service Awards
Contact: Jarad J. Smith, Public Relations Manager, 703-923-4690
Forty-nine individuals presented with Bronze, Silver and Bronze Awards based on the number of hours volunteered
SPRINGFIELD, VA (February 27, 2007) — During an evening reception on February 20th, thirty-two residents from the Greenspring community in Springfield, Virginia, as well as sixteen outside volunteers were presented with the Presidential Service Award, which recognizes and honors volunteers who set a standard for service to others.
The award, which is bestowed on those who volunteer at least 100 hours during a calendar year, is part of a program created by The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. The council was created by George W. H. Bush is 2003 and has partnered with more than 66 leadership organizations and more than 14,000 certifying organizations, which includes Greenspring.
Greenspring honored forty-nine individuals for their service in 2006 with 41 bronze, five silver, and three gold awards. The Points of Light Foundation administers this award, which consists of a certificate, a letter from the White House, a letter from Darrell Green, chair of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, and a pin.
“It was a joy to see so many of our most active volunteers come together to celebrate. It’s a tremendous achievement that these forty-nine recipients have accomplished,” said Elke Martin, volunteer programs coordinator. “I am very proud of our volunteers, and delighted that they have been honored with these awards. I hope this will motivate other to join our growing family of volunteers here at Greenspring.”
At this year’s event, Marcia Dake, Jack Gotte and Frank Richardson were awarded the Gold Presidential Service Award for serving more than 500 hours in 2006 and Charles Francisco, Nathan Guerrina, Lawrence Hodapp, Linda Martz, and Gerry McDonnell were honored with the Silver Presidential Service Award for more than 250 hours of service.
The remaining volunteers were honored with Bronze Presidential Service Award for volunteering more than 100 hours in 2006. They include: Jason Ailshire, Claire Anzalone, Roberta Assur, Demarcus Barksdale, Amanda Beasley, Jean Bley, Thea Bratton, Edna Brill, Ashley Carter, Larry Clay Jr., Robert Cromwell, Amanda Diamond, Michael Deliman, Amy Feldstein, Howard Furtaw, Maggie Havey, Anne Herrmann, Frances Huenemann, Bill Humphrey, Alex Keskinen, Susan Klein, Betty Kourkoutas, Marge Krape, Nora Leng, Jo Lombard, Jamie Ogden, Betty Pelkey, Hazel Poole, Lou Pugliese, Irene Rehbock, Helen Reynolds, John Schultz, Sharon Sellers, Rosemarie Shannon, Madge Smith, Elaine Sorensen, Betty Spaulding, Juanada Teas, Hildegard Walker and Bob Zikowitz.
Greenspring, the largest retirement community of its type in Northern Virginia, is one of 19 campuses developed and managed by Erickson, a Catonsville, MD company. Opened in Nov. 1998, Greenspring is the first Erickson campus to be built in Virginia and is home to over 2,000 residents’ age 62 and better. Each Erickson campus is supported by Erickson HealthSM , the nation’s largest and most completely integrated wellness and health care system for people over the age of 62. For more information, visit www.ericksoncommunities.com.
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