David Doi has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2021 AARP Oregon Andrus Award for Community Service. This is the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.
AARP Oregon selected David because of his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited his community. That community work also reflected AARP’s vision and mission and inspired other volunteers. Even in retirement, David continues to serve his community by serving as an unpaid Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Rogue Valley (RBTRV). It’s a nonprofit performing in-home fall risk assessments. They also install safety equipment for older adults and people with disabilities who are living on low incomes in Jackson and Josephine Counties.
David also helped reinvent the RBTRV during the pandemic to ensure the delivery of services to clients in need. His grant-writing skills also helped secure much-needed funds to support the organization to help with much-needed home safety repairs. His devotion to helping people, helping other nonprofit agencies, and helping his communities are proven to be an asset to those lives he has touched through his countless hours of volunteering and work. David embodies AARP’s vision of enabling everyone to age with dignity and purpose.
The award will be formally presented to David Doi during a virtual ceremony on December 10 at 4 p.m. You can register to watch the ceremony by clicking here.
“This award acts as a symbol to the public that we can all work together for positive social change,” says AARP Oregon State Director Bandana Shrestha. “AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions volunteers make to their communities, neighbors, and the programs they serve.”
Recipients across the nation were chosen for their ability to enhance the lives of AARP members and prospective members, improve the community in or for which the work was performed, and inspire others to volunteer.