United Way
holds 34th Annual
Volunteer Recognition &
Awards Luncheon

Posted: Apr 24, 2013 5:37 PM EDT ~ By Alex Bender

Melonie Kinert
Islands Feral Cat Project
United Way
HandsOn Savannah

held their annual
Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday.
Community organizations in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties nominated outstanding volunteers for the awards. "A lot of what happens in Chatham County would not happen without volunteers. All too often I think volunteers don't get a thank you. This event is just an opportunity for us to say thank you for the support and commitment we receive from volunteers all around," said Jeff Kole, United Way of the Coastal Empire.

Outstanding Volunteer

Georgia's 2014
Outstanding Senior
    Animal Advocacy Award winner:
    Melonie Kinert, Islands Feral Cat Project
    Arts and Cultural/Historic Places Award winner:
    Carol Greenberg Jewish Education Alliance Education Award winner: Lois Roberson
    Environmental/Conservation Award winner:
    Windsor Forest High School FFA and Gratitude Gardens Farm to School Student Volunteers
    Health and Human Services Award winner:
    Brenda Hardin Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision 

    Clinton Cail was also recognized and received the NuStar Asphalt $500 Youth Scholarship Award
    for the outstanding service that he gives through Isle of Hope United Methodist Mission Programs.