April 25, 2017

United Way honors local volunteers

Observer Courtesy photo Dick and Sharon NIchols stand with Verna Parker (center), to whom they give rides to the grocery store as part of their work with Cathedral Square

Observer Courtesy photo
Dick and Sharon NIchols stand with Verna Parker (center), to whom they give rides to the grocery store as part of their work with Cathedral Square

Observer staff report

United Way of Chittenden County honored 48 local volunteers during the fifth annual Building Block Awards ceremony at the LIVE UNITED Breakfast, held Sept. 28 at the Flynn Center For The Performing Arts.

Williston residents honored included Dick and Sharon Nichols for their volunteer work with Cathedral Square and Sarah Simmons for her service as part of the Vermont Action Team of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

“This event is our opportunity to recognize the precious gifts of time and caring that advocates and volunteers offer our community. Volunteerism and advocacy leverage the gifts of resources from our donors and are critical elements of the work that we do. Time is a precious gift,” said Director of Community Impact Amy Carmola.

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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