Founder of Pleasant Hill’s White Pony Express Receives AARP California's Most Prestigious Volunteer Award for Camp Fire Relief Efforts
In the immediate aftermath of the Butte County Camp Fire, Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, founder of White Pony Express (WPE), organized 182 volunteers to make 91 trips from Pleasant Hill to the disaster area, delivering 58,213 pounds of food and 1,833 articles of clothing to displaced community members. WPE is a nonprofit organization, headquartered in Pleasant Hill, CA, which provides free food and clothing to those in need.
Rozelia Harris has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2019 AARP Alabama Andrus Award for Community Service – the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.
The annual Andrus Award is the highest honor a volunteer can receive from AARP. This award, as well as awards in a number of significant community categories, honors those who make a powerful difference in their community.
AARP Idaho is pleased to celebrate National Volunteer Week, an annual opportunity to step back and recognize the hardworking volunteers who dedicate their time, talents and passions to improving every corner of this great state. While it is easy to get caught up in statistics – more than 500 exceptional volunteers, thousands of hours of service – it’s the “good” behind those numbers that is truly awesome.
When Woodinville resident, Cheryl Swartz first joined Full Life Care as a volunteer with ElderFriends, she and her son visited an older man who was estranged from family – the pair brought fresh baked cookies on their visits, made friendly calls, and stopped by just to chat. After that first visit Cheryl was inspired to do more to bring joy and companionship to isolated elders throughout Seattle and King County.
It’s been just about two weeks since I attended the AARP Ohio 2018 Volunteer Summit and I’m still feeling the excitement. A fellow Cincinnati volunteer had to convince me to make the trip and I’m glad she did.
Barbara McClintock of Des Moines was named the 2018 winner of the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service which is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. The award was presented to McClintock at AARP Iowa’s annual volunteer recognition event in Des Moines on Nov. 8. In addition to the award, McClintock received a check for $1,000 to donate to her charity of choice, Aging Resources of Central Iowa.
Charlottesville, Virginia – AARP Volunteers were awarded for their exemplary efforts at the 2018 All Volunteer Assembly (AVA). Devoted to honoring AARP Virginia’s most dedicated volunteers, this year’s AVA Highlighted individuals committed to community service and helping everyone age with dignity and purpose.
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