STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford residents were honored for their service to the community by the Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut on its annual Stamford Volunteer Day.
The purpose of Stamford Volunteer Day is to recognize grassroots volunteers who have contributed their time and talent to the city.
The Volunteer Center, which matches those willing to offer their services with nonprofit agencies that need help, annually recognizes residents for their active involvement in the community. Community leaders nominate volunteers on the basis of achievement and commitment to Stamford.
“It is so important to recognize the helpers amongst us who diligently and quietly work to meet the needs of the community,” said Kim Morgan, CEO of United Way of Western Connecticut in a release.
The following is a list of this year’s winners:
- Outstanding New Youth Individual Volunteer: Linda Rivera for her work with AITE’s Interact Club
- Outstanding Established Youth Individual Volunteer: Emma Snover for her work with Neighbor’s Link
- Outstanding New Youth Volunteer Group: AITE’s Interact Club
- Outstanding New Adult Individual Volunteer: Heidi O’Grady for her work with West Hill’s College and Career Center
- Outstanding Established Adult Individual Volunteer: Lisa Crowley for her work with the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis
- Outstanding New Adult Volunteer Group: Nestle Waters for its work at Childcare Learning Centers
- Outstanding Established Adult Volunteer Group: Capt. Bernie Weiss, Capt. John McGuiness and Capt. Stewart Napoleon for their work with the Young Mariner’s Foundation
- Outstanding Volunteer Couple: Linda Quinton and Sammy the dog for their time spent at the Ferguson Library
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Patricia Phillips for her work at Person-to-Person
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