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Volunteers honored at second annual VolunteerWNY Why Not You Awards

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Fri, Apr 27th 2018 05:50 pm
Awards recognize local volunteers, organizations, programs & projects, volunteer administrators
VolunteerWNY, an online matchmaking service that connects interested volunteers with organizations in need of help, honored volunteers in four categories Thursday night for exemplary service in the community. Nominations were solicited from the community and then reviewed and chosen by a selection committee for the individual, company/organization, volunteer administration, and volunteer program categories.
Those honored included:
•Mickey Vertino was awarded the Commitment to Service Award - Individual for his work as a board member for the University Heights Collaborative and Tool Library and his work on the Tyler Street Garden.
•Nichols School was honored with the Commitment to Service Award - Company/Organization for the school's work with Journey's End Refugee Services.
•Dawn Hu with the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation was awarded the Excellence in Volunteer Administration for her work in cultivating, recruiting and retaining volunteers for the Ride for Roswell and other fundraising events for the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
•Every Bottom Covered - Diaper Bank, a free service that provides diapers and wipes for families in need, was honored as the Outstanding Nonprofit volunteer program.
The awards were announced at an event hosted by VolunteerWNY at the Barrel Factory. The event was designed to honor all volunteers and highlight volunteer opportunities.
VolunteerWNY is powered by The Service Collaborative of WNY and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
About the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
For 100 years, the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County works to unite the whole community to improve the health, education and financial stability of every person in Erie County. United Way of Buffalo & Erie County mobilizes thousands of people every year to give, advocate and volunteer to help children reach their full potential, families achieve financial stability, and the whole community attain and maintain good health and wellness. For more information, visit www.uwbec.org.

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