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November 04
Wake Announces 2013 Volunteer Award Winners
The Wake County Board of Commissioners recognized outstanding volunteers with an award and recognition program during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, November 4, 2013.

The Board announced Hannah Moyles, the Wake County Extension & Community Association, Everett's Tree Service, James Brack, Mike Peterson, Jeanette Evans, Becky Swanson, Betsy Baker and Nancy McNitt as the winners of the Commissioners' Awards for Volunteer Service from Wake County. Hannah Moyles was named the Larry B. Zieverink Volunteer of the Year and the Wake County Extension & Community Association was named the County Government Volunteer of the Year.

"Wake County is honored to recognize these community members for their volunteer time and efforts," said Commissioner Phil Matthews, chair of the Volunteer Award and Recognition Committee. "It is because of their passion and involvement in the community that Wake County is able to provide the highest level of service possible to the public."

Hannah Moyles
Hannah Moyles founded From Ewe to You in January 2009. The charity was created to aid the disadvantaged of Wake County. Hannah's volunteer duties include making, collecting and donating a variety of items to organizations around Wake County. These items include: hats, scarves, blankets, beds, slippers, baby hats and booties.

Wake County Extension & Community Association
From July 2012 to June 2013, the 102 members of the Wake County Extension and Community Association have contributed more than $400,000 in service and donations to Wake County. Projects such as roadside cleanup, clothing and food donations, and volunteering at numerous organizations are just a few things that have been accomplished.

Jeanette Evans, Becky Swanson, Betsy Parker, Nancy McNitt
These volunteers make up the group known as the "Golden Girls" of Cary. These women, all in either their 70s or 80s, have spent the past 45 years volunteering their time at the Dorcas Shop, a thrift store located in Cary. With no pay, the group of women assists the store with a variety of duties, including sorting donated clothes and assisting customers with whatever they may need.

Jimmy Everett
Jimmy Everett, of Everett's Tree Service, has donated his time, equipment and resources to the Warmth for Wake program for the past six years. The program primarily delivers firewood to low income seniors and families. Between October and March, Jimmy allowed program volunteers to come onto his land and showed them how to properly cut and split firewood.

James Brack
James Brack has volunteered 600 hours, as well as driven more than 3,100 miles over the course of a year, while volunteering for Hospice of Wake County. James routinely goes above and beyond the role of a volunteer, holding the role of three different volunteer positions at one time. The positions include Family Support Volunteer, We Honor Veterans Program Volunteer, and Vigil Volunteer.

Mike Peterson
As a volunteer/tutor for Wake Technical Community College, Mike Peterson has logged a total of 2,524 hours since he began volunteering in January 2008. His goal is to use a variety of teaching methods to teach and tutor students who may lack basic reading, writing or math skills.

Each year, the Board recognizes several outstanding volunteers in coordination with state-level volunteer awards. Volunteers are nominated by county government groups, as well as outside agencies, including nonprofits and community partners. A selection committee then evaluates the nominations based on the volunteer efforts, accomplishments and impact in the community.

View more information on volunteer opportunities in Wake County.

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