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Governor honors volunteers in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) – Governor Chet Culver Thursday honored 390 community volunteers and organizations from eastern and northern Iowa at the Governor's Volunteer Awards ceremonies in Cedar Rapids and Cedar Falls. 

The Governor's Volunteer Awards program was established in 1982 to honor and recognize the commitment, service and time that hundreds of volunteers contribute each year to Iowa's state government agencies. The program was recently expanded to allow Iowa's nonprofit organizations and city governments to honor their volunteers with a Governor's Volunteer Award.

Thursday's ceremonies in Cedar Rapids and Cedar Falls were the third and fourth of four ceremonies being held across the state this summer, honoring a total of about 785 individuals and organizations with Governor's Volunteer Awards. List of volunteers who received awards in Cedar Rapids and Cedar Falls today are attached.

A recent report from the Corporation for National and Community Service ranked Iowa second in the nation for volunteering. Iowans devoted a total of 109 million hours to volunteering in 2009, amounting to $2.28 billion worth of services.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

 

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