Congratulations to the 2014 Building Block Award winners
Essex area residents to receive United Way of Chittenden County Award
United Way of Chittenden County will honor 49 extraordinary community volunteers with this year’s Building Block Awards. Together, these volunteers represent 195 years of service and contribute more than 7,340 hours each year as volunteers in our community. United Way’s Building Block Award recognizes the collective power of volunteers in building a strong community in the areas of education, income and health.
The Building Block Award winners will be honored for their work at the United Way’s LIVE UNITED Breakfast on Sept. 4 from 8-10 a.m. at the Sheraton in South Burlington. This event is sponsored by the Argosy Foundation on behalf of John Abele. Each individual nominated will receive Certificate of Thanks from United Way of Chittenden County and a pair of tickets to a fall performance donated by the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.
Essex residents being honored include:
In Education: Ken Signorello for his work as a Mentor for HowardCenter’s Community Friends Mentoring program and Bonnie Tucker for her work as an RSVP Read To Me volunteer for Champlain Valley Head Start.
In Income: Deb Garcia for her work as a member of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement teaching team and Howard Longway for his work with homeless Vets through the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS).
In Health: Phyllis Drury being honored for her work as a RSVP Matter of Balance coach through Fletcher Allen’s Community Health Improvement Program and Tom Stretton, a Board member and longtime volunteer for the Vermont Family Network.
The Sept. 4 breakfast also kicks off United Way of Chittenden County’s Annual Community Fundraising Campaign to help address community priorities in education, income and health. The public is invited to attend; the cost is $20 per person. Make a reservation and find out more about volunteering at www.unitedwaycc.org or call 860-1677.