The 2017 Volunteer Awards took place Thursday, April 20th. We were pleased to honor numerous volunteers in our community through this annual ceremony.
Any organization that utilizes volunteers in Barry County was eligible to submit nominations. This includes nonprofit agencies, service clubs and organizations, churches, and even businesses that are involved in employee volunteering. Each award recipient received recognition at the event and each nominee will receive a certificate of appreciation.
2017 Volunteer Awards
Barry County United Way Volunteer Center hosts this recognition event centered around National Volunteer Week each year. National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.
What does it mean to make a difference? Do you have to have courage, brains or a heart to do great things? Do you need to have a trusty canine side-kick skipping next to you? Or do you constantly have to be on the lookout for flying monkeys to make change happen?
Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference. One hour of volunteer service creates lasting change for others in our community. It doesn’t take a wizard to feed the hungry or a good witch to visit with a homebound senior. It takes you. (this year’s theme was the Wizard of Oz)
We honored those who truly understand that there is no place like home. Whether home means Hastings, Delton, Middleville, Nashville or anywhere else in Barry County, we have individuals and groups who are willing to face the tornado and create positive change.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors
Bradford White Corporation
Delton Pole Building Supplies
Hastings City Bank
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Dr. Brian McKeown
Many outstanding individuals and groups were nominated this year:
Delton Community Church
Bud & Cindy Glenn
Hastings Food Pantry Volunteers
Bill & Brenda Miller
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Science Strong Group
Thornapple Credit Union
Thornapple Valley Church
To view photos of this year’s event, visit our Facebook page by clicking HERE
If you have any questions regarding the Volunteer Awards, please contact Morgan Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.945.4010.