Volunteer Recognition

May 09

Raised by devoted parents of 10 children, Charolette Tidwell’s natural passion for caretaking led her to pursue a long and fulfilling career in nursing. Rather than retiring, Charolette found a new way to keep helping people, and founded a nonprofit to combat her hometown’s hunger crisis.

May 02
SreyRam Kuy was barely 2 years old when she was injured during a bombing that took place as her family fled Cambodia during the horrific genocide carried out by the Khmer Rouge regime. Luckily, a volunteer Red Cross surgeon was able to save her life, and SreyRam made it safely to the United States with her family. Inspired by this experience, she pursued a career in medicine and eventually became the first female Cambodian refugee to work as a surgeon in the United States.
Apr 25
Raised on a farm in an impoverished rural community, Leanne Huebner saw first-hand the impact a college degree had on her own career opportunities. After earning her bachelor's degree, Leanne used her free time to volunteer and plan enrichment days at museums, ballparks, and other sites for underserved foster youth. While these days were fun for the kids involved, Leanne wanted to do more, realizing that access to higher education was the key.
Apr 24

In 2008, fifth-grader Cassandra Lin came across an article in the local paper. Due to the recession, the article stated, many families in her hometown of Westerly, Rhode Island, were struggling to heat their homes, and local charities were running out of funds. Cassandra was determined to do something to help.

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