From Erie County, NY Executive Mark C. Poloncarz’s website:
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak along with personnel from the Department’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program to honor special volunteers who give back to their communities by volunteering to help others. The volunteers were honored at a luncheon where each received an award from President Barack Obama noting their generous volunteer spirit along with a certificate of appreciation signed by the county executive.
“These individuals are wonderful representatives of our senior population and also exemplify what it means to serve your community by serving others,” said Poloncarz. “It was an honor to join them and present to each a certificate from President Obama along with my humble thanks for all they do to make Erie County a better place.”
The individuals being honored for their volunteer service included Mary Ann Campbell, a longtime volunteer with the Ladies of Charity where she sorts donated clothing for the thrift store and is part of a volunteer team that assembles layettes for new mothers in need. Volunteer service is a family tradition for Mrs. Campbell, as her mother and all five of her daughters also belonged to the Ladies of Charity.