For Hometown News
Kit Martin, friend and volunteer for people with disabilities, will receive the Schwartz Family Community Service Award from UCP/WORC at the organization's annual Life Without Limits Luncheon at noon, Tuesday, March 19, in the Jim W. Henderson Administration and Welcome Center at Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University.
Ms. Martin is being honored for her three decades of friendship and service to UCP/WORC and her life's work of caring for the handicapped as a physical therapist. Her community contributions include working with the Volusia County Medical Society in the 1950s and '60s with the Polio elimination program. Ms. Martin headed up the project to immunize children in Volusia. Through her efforts, 80,000 children were immunized, helping to eliminate polio.
She presided over the first UCP/WORC Golf Invitational Tournament in 1972. She then chaired the event for the next 30 years.
Serving on the board of directors for UCP/WORC, she led the capital campaign to raise the building funds for the organization's main campus at 1100 Jimmy Ann Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Today, she selflessly advocates for UCP/WORC by educating the community about programs and services and the importance of these services to our participants and the community.
The Schwartz Family Award is named for Vance and Geraldine "Jerry" Schwartz, who opened the Work Oriented Rehabilitation Center in 1969.
Tickets are available by calling (386) 274-6474.
For more information, visit ucpworc.org.