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United Way honors volunteers with President’s Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement

It takes a tremendous amount of dedication to accumulate 4,000 volunteer hours. For their effort, United Way of Martin County recognized two RSVP volunteers, Karen Bradshaw and Gloria Smith, with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement for their volunteer service at St. Vincent de Paul Society.  
 
Karen Bradshaw began volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul, located in Hobe Sound, in May 2004 and Gloria Smith began her volunteer service in January 2007.  United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez had the privilege of presenting both individuals with a framed Lifetime Achievement Award certificate and letter of acknowledgement signed by President Donald Trump along with a service pin in recognition of the certified 4,000 hours of volunteer service. 
 
“We are extremely grateful for all that Karen Bradshaw and Gloria Smith have given to our community and we are honored to celebrate the positive impact and commitment they have made as volunteers.” said Kathleen Stacey, RSVP Director, United Way of Martin County.
 
Through its Martin Volunteers program, United Way of Martin County engages people of all ages and backgrounds in volunteer service that enriches the individual and strengthens the community. It also serves as the clearinghouse for volunteerism in Martin County. Call (772) 283-4800 x225 or visit UnitedWayMartin.org for more information about volunteering.
 
The President's Volunteer Service Award is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light. Through a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, the President's Volunteer Service Award celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.
 
PHOTO CAPTION: Two community volunteers were recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement for accumulating more than 4,000 volunteer hours. Left to right: Carol G. Houwaart-Diez, United Way of Martin County; Karen Bradshaw; Gloria Smith; Kathleen Stacey, United Way of Martin County.
 
About United Way of Martin County
United Way of Martin County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Since 1972, the United Way has been working to create long-term social change and provide support to Martin County residents by investing in programs that strive to: enhance healthy living, improve education, and support financial stability.