WE Award

Masih mengenai volunteer service, entah kenapa minggu lalu tuh seakan-akan minggunya volunteer service. Di awal minggu, di hari Senin aq dan beberapa teman lain mendapatkan award yang diberikan oleh walikota Wausau, President’s Volunteer Service award dan Honorary Citizen award. Kemudian di penghujung minggu, di hari Jumat lalu kami (NTC International Program Students) terpilih menjadi salah satu penerima WE award dari United Way, organisasi non profit yang membantu untuk mengkoordinir volunteer service.

United Way Volunteer Connection WE Awards are presented annually to honor those who give their time, share their talents, and put WE before ME, to make a better life in Marathon County.

During National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2011, winners were selected from 26 nominations received in six categories (youth, adult, senior, family, group and corporate). These winners were honored at their place of service and presented with an award and a certificate of recognition. Awards were sponsored by River Valley Bank, Target, M&I Bank and United Way Volunteer Connection. View honoree photos and read the nominations of winners by following the link on the right.

To be eligible for a WE Award, volunteer(s) either individual, group or business must have been involved in active volunteer service within Marathon County during the last year. Affiliation with United Way was not required.

Selain kami yang bisa mengumpulkan 5000 jam volunteer service dalam waktu kurang dari satu tahun, ada beberapa pemenang lain yang nggak kalah keren. Yang paling aq ingat salah satunya adalah Peyton. Walaupun masih baru berumur dua belas tahun, tapi dy udah berhasil menggerakkan kota kami untuk membantu dy membuka dapur umum. Di dapur umumnya dy menyediakan bahan makanan yang bisa di akses oleh masyarakat yang tidak mampu secara gratis.

Dan ada kata-kata penutup yang paling berkesan yang disampaikan oleh salah satu pemenang, “We worked not for recognition, we worked because we love to see other people happy.”

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