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United Way holds Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

United Way HandsOn Savannah held their annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday. Community organizations in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties nominated outstanding volunteers for the awards.

"A lot of what happens in Chatham County would not happen without volunteers. All too often I think volunteers don't get a thank you. This event is just an opportunity for us to say thank you for the support and commitment we receive from volunteers all around," said Jeff Kole, United Way of the Coastal Empire  

The winners of the 34th Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards are as follows:

  • Animal Advocacy Award winner: Melonie Kinert, Islands Feral Cat Project
  • Arts and Cultural/Historic Places Award winner: Carol Greenberg, Jewish Education Alliance
  • Education Award winner: Lois Roberson, Performance Initiatives
  • Environmental/Conservation Award winner: Windsor Forest High FFA and Gratitude Gardens Farm to School Student Volunteers – Windsor Forest High School FFA and Gratitude Gardens
  • Health and Human Services Award winner: Brenda Hardin, Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision 

Clinton Cail was also recognized and received the NuStar Asphalt $500 Youth Scholarship Award for the outstanding service that he gives through Isle of Hope United Methodist Mission Programs.

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