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Friday, May 24, 2013
CASA of Central VA held a reception on May 14 to show appreciation to Court Appointed Special Advocates for their dedicated service to abused and neglected children.
Twenty-eight CASA volunteers received the President’s Volunteer Service Awards at the Lynchburg Public Library. Leslie J. “Sandy” Morrissett of Moneta received the Gold Award for contributing more than 500 hours. Kennie Dickson of Bedford and Al Gorman of Forest received Silver Awards for contributing 250-499 hours.
Twenty-five volunteers received Bronze Awards for contributing 100-249 hours. Bronze Award winners include Vicki Barrett, Debbie Bowman, Beth Doan, Joyce Foster, Susan Gregory, Paula Johnson, Renee Matteucci, Howard Rowlson-Hall, Octavia Starbuck, Brittney Wardlaw, Barbara Washington and Sarah Wilson, all of Lynchburg; Vicki Bertrand, of Bedford; David Erickson, Becky Hanna, Connie Mason and Sonia Smith of Forest; Pam Ferrell of Madison Heights; Jocelyn Jones of Monroe; Marjo Hennessey of Evington; Bill Nevill of Roseland; Sunny Simone of Moneta; Allison Weedle of Appomattox; Cindy Bomar of Nathalie; and Julie Yeatts of Goode.
Four volunteers were inducted into The Honorable Dale H. Harris Volunteer Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established in 2010 to honor volunteers for exemplary service to CASA of Central VA and for having made a measurable impact on the life of a child or on the organization. The honorees are Debbie Bowman, Pam Ferrell and Shep Nowlin III, all of Lynchburg; and Sue Pratt of Vinton.
Since 2008, CASA of Central VA has teamed with the White House to become a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service. Established in 2003, the AWARD was created by President George W. Bush to give Presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups who meet requirements for volunteer service .
For more information on CASA of Central VA or about how to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate, contact CASA of Central Virginia at (434) 528-2552 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Jane Francis
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