Brighter World Initiative Volunteers Receive National Honors
President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes commitment to service
The volunteer North Carolina co-op lineworkers who traveled to Bolivia last year have received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Because of their efforts through the Brighter World Initiative in the spring of 2019, the 120 residents of the remote village of Laphía now have power for their homes and school.
The award honors the lineworkers for dedicating more than 100 hours of volunteer service to strengthen communities.
“We are proud of these outstanding volunteers for their commitment to service — these honors are truly deserved,” said North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives’ Senior Vice President and COO Nelle Hotchkiss. “Their efforts are a demonstration of the cooperative purpose, and they represent the power of what can happen when we all work together for the common good.”
“We are proud of these outstanding volunteers for their commitment to service.”
Since 2003, the President’s Volunteer Service Award has recognized volunteers for using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our communities. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service and managed in partnership with Points of Light, the program honors individuals who positively impact communities and inspire others to take action.
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