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RSVP volunteers contribute $1.3 million in volunteer services
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Posted: 2013 May 10 - 07:03

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MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way of Martin County's Martin Volunteers program recently honored its RSVP volunteers during a luncheon at Carrabba's Italian Grill in Stuart.

Martin Volunteers' Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is comprised of 886 dedicated volunteers. The annual luncheon is an opportunity to honor RSVP volunteers who donated more than 100 hours of their time in 2012, or had reached either the 5, 10 or 15 years of service milestone.

"RSVP volunteers are a treasure and Martin Volunteers knows how to convert their good intentions into greater impact," said Carol Hodnett, director of Martin Volunteers. "We appreciate the service they provide in helping local nonprofit agencies accomplish their missions."

Last year, RSVP volunteers contributed in excess of 62,313 hours of service to nonprofit agencies in Martin County - an approximate value of more than $1,380,000 in volunteer services, according to the Independent Sector.

The following volunteers were recognized for their dedicated volunteer service:

Fifteen years - Susan Allyn, White Doves Holiday Project.

Ten years - Carolyn Beaumont, Florida Oceanographic Society; Debra Blaetterlein, White Doves Holiday Project; Ed Singer, Stuart Police Department; Lois Behrend, Hope Rural School; Betty Belshaw, Caring Children Clothing Children; Alan Campbell, Martin County Sheriff's Office; Mary Lou Connelly, RSVP; Lucille Hayes, House of Hope; Carol Laurent, Caring Children Clothing Children; Lois J. O'Neil, House of Hope; Allan Rak, Martin County Sheriff's Office; Margarita Riva, House of Hope; Sally Santamauro, RSVP; Edward Tison, Martin County Sheriff's Office; Muriel B. White, House of Hope; Dolores C. Zarro, Society of St. Vincent De Paul; and Joseph A. Zarro, Society of St. Vincent De Paul.

Five years - Jean Aukerman, House of Hope; Florence Baker, Society of St. Vincent De Paul; George Buchmann, Stuart Police Department; Margaret Deitz, Society of St. Vincent De Paul; Vincent Santamauro, RSVP; Eric Bergstrom, Stuart Police Department; Barbara Berns, RSVP; Carolyn Cheatwood, Council on Aging of Martin County; Martin Connelly, RSVP; Mary Kelley, Society of St. Vincent De Paul; Marie Lardiere, Society of St. Vincent De Paul; Pat Menzer, Martin Volunteers; Marty Post, Council on Aging of Martin County; Robert Roedl, Council on Aging of Martin County; Jack Schleif, Caring Children Clothing Children; Anthony Serra, Society of St. Vincent De Paul; Winifred Serra, Society of St. Vincent De Paul; Gloria Smith, Society of St. Vincent De Paul; Edith Stocks, Caring Children Clothing Children; Edith Stocks, Caring Children Clothing Children; and Jane Bogins, RSVP.

Martin Volunteers' mission is to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in volunteer service that enriches the individual and strengthens the community.

For more information, call (772) 220-4472 or visit MartinVolunteers.org.




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