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Williston’s Blaine nominated for United Way award

July 28, 2011

United Way of Chittenden County announced this year’s 29 nominations for its “Hometown Hero” volunteer awards on July 20, which recognize the impact community volunteers have on the quality of life in Chittenden County.

Williston resident Elizabeth Blaine was nominated for her service as an RSVP volunteer to the Cathedral Square Corporation, a non-profit organization based in South Burlington that owns and manages properties for seniors and individuals with special needs.

This is the tenth year the annual awards will be made by the United Way of Chittenden County Volunteer Center, according to a news release from the organization. The winners will be announced on Sept. 9 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center. In all, the nominations honor 64 individuals and 3 businesses, with more than 546 combined years of service and more than 9,324 combined hours of service annually in Chittenden County.

For more information about United Way of Chittenden County and the Volunteer Center, visit www.unitedwaycc.org, call 860-1677 or email volctr@unitedwaycc.org.

Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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