Our Lady of Grace Church Will Honor Volunteers with President’s Volunteer Service Award; Award is a Prestigious National Honor for Volunteer Service
(Long Island, N.Y.) The Our Lady of Grace Church in West Babylon today announced that over 100 volunteers will receive the President’s Volunteer Lifetime of Service Award at the American Air Power Museum on new Highway in East Farmingdale on December 1st 2012. The ceremony begins at 6:45 p.m.
Limited Tickets are available for $20 P.P. Please cal 631-539-4942 for info. Our Lady of Grace Church will also recognize several individuals and organizations that assisted with the recent Super Storm Sandy effort. The Guest of Honor is Joseph Santorelli who is a dedicated Volunteer to OLOG Church-A Volunteer Fireman and also he has dedicated many years of working with the Local Youth.
Established in 2003, the Award is available to individuals, groups, and families who have completed at least 4,000 hours of volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. As one of thousands of certifying organizations participating in the Award program, Our Lady of Grace Church confers the award to recognize the outstanding achievements of its community volunteers.
Our Lady of Grace Church has a long history of volunteer service, and more than 600 volunteers perform community service each year on behalf of the organization.
“In his 2002 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush created the USA Freedom Corps and called on every American to make a lifelong commitment to volunteer service. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals and families who have answered that call,” said Richard Irizarry of Our Lady of Grace Church
“America’s volunteers work to make our communities stronger and safer. As a certifying organization for the Award program, Our Lady of Grace Church is proud to be aligned with this prestigious volunteer award, and we are especially proud of our volunteers who have made volunteer service a central part of their lives.”
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an award for volunteer service that every American – from every age and every walk of life – can aspire to achieve. To be eligible to receive the Award, individuals, families and groups submit a record of their annual volunteer service hours to participating Certifying Organizations, such as Our Lady of Grace Church, that will verify the service and present the Award. Award eligibility for individuals and groups is based on hour requirements varying by age.
“These recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award are role models for all Americans,” Richard said. “Each volunteer hour contributed makes a difference in improving the quality of life for others, and I encourage everyone to contribute to our community by volunteering. Volunteers bring us closer together as families, as communities, and as a nation through their commitment.”
The Award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group created by President Bush to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making to our nation. Chaired by two-time Super Bowl Champion Darrell Green, with former U.S. Senators Bob Dole and John Glenn as honorary co-chairs, the Council comprises leaders in government, media, entertainment, business, education, nonprofits and volunteer service organizations, and community volunteering.
For more information about how to qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and to find out how to identify additional volunteer opportunities in this area, visit www.PresidentialServiceAwards.gov or call 1-866-545-5307.