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Senior Corps Volunteers Receive Governor's Award

posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Senior Corps volunteers Soni Nelson, Shirley Coleman and Carol Ellsworth.On June 8, three of our dedicated Senior Corps Program volunteers were honored at a special ceremony with a 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad.

Shirley Coleman was honored for her 10 years of service with the Foster Grandparent program. Additionally, Soni Nelson and Carol Ellsworth were honored for their work with the Senior Companion Program.

“Iowa is recognized as a national leader in volunteerism and service because of the steadfast devotion of our volunteers,” stated Governor Terry E. Branstad. “I am pleased to have an opportunity to personally thank this year’s Governor’s Volunteer Award recipients for contributing their priceless time and talent in ways that make an enormous difference in our state.”

“The people selected for these awards have gone well above and beyond what’s expected in their quest to help others,” said Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. “Their hard work and dedication have encouraged other citizens to become more engaged, which makes stronger communities.”

  1. foster grandparents
  2. senior companions
  3. seniors