COLUMBUS – LifeCare Alliance, the Midwest’s leading provider of Meals-on-Wheels, recognized the 2017 Logan County Spirit Award Volunteers, who assist the homebound residents of Logan County to remain independent in their own homes where they want to be. Each year, LifeCare Alliance conducts a Spirit Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding volunteers for their service and dedication to homebound older adults, medically challenged, and disabled neighbors. This year’s award ceremony was held April 24 at Hilliker YMCA, Bellefontaine.
The 2017 Spirit Award recipients are:
• LifeCare Alliance Board Member Bobbie Trittschuh presented the 2017 Logan County Corporate Meals-On-Wheels Route Coordinator Award to Lisa Davidson. The Corporate Meal Route Coordinator Spirit Award is presented to an individual at a corporation who deserves recognition for his or her outstanding assistance and commitment to the mission and values of LifeCare Alliance. This volunteer assures that the corporation’s adopted meal delivery route is covered on a daily basis; recruits and trains new volunteers; and communicates policies, procedures, events and opportunities to the corporation’s team of meal delivery volunteers.
• Leah Bunck, Assistant Director of Nutrition Programs, presented the 2017 Logan County Dining Center Spirit Award to West Liberty First Church of God. The Logan County Dining Center Spirit Award is given to a volunteer who makes everyone feel welcome at the community meal site. This person(s) creates a warm and friendly atmosphere for clients to come and socialize, while also getting a nutritious meal.
• Cheryl Grossman, Director of Engagement of LifeCare Alliance, presented the 2017 Logan County MOW School Spirit Award to Indian Lake High School. This award recognizes a school for its outstanding volunteer efforts to help our clients. The school leaders and students display proven leadership skills and possess the ability to recruit others to become volunteers.,They are dependable individuals with caring hearts who willingly reach out to older adults in their community.
• Lifecare Alliance Board Member Bobbie Trittschuh presented the 2017 Logan County Meals-on-Wheels Corporate Spirit Award to RTC Industries. LifeCare Alliance established Corporate Meal Routes in order to build volunteer partnerships with local corporations, to raise awareness about our services, and to enlighten employees about the people we serve. When a corporation commits to adopting a meal route on a daily basis, it saves LifeCare Alliance $12,000 per year. Corporations who have adopted routes agree that this volunteer experience is an ideal way to heighten employee morale, build exceptional teamwork within their companies, and actively and effectively give back to the community.
• The 2017 Logan County Community Service Spirit Award was presented to Deborah Emerick. LifeCare Alliance presents the Community Service Spirit Award to a person or group for their long-term commitment of meal route adoption. The honoree chosen for this outstanding service award is reliable, conscientious and dedicated to their homebound neighbors.
• The 2017 Logan County Meals-on-Wheels Spirit Award was presented to Wayne Wells. The recipient of LifeCare Alliance’s Meals-on-Wheels Spirit Award is dedicated volunteer drive and is recognized for his or her commitment to the LifeCare Alliance motto – Nourishing the Human Spirit.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities for LifeCare Alliance, please call 614-444-MEAL (6325) or visit www.lifecarealliance.org to learn more.
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