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2004 Governor's Volunteer Award Recipients

Non-Profit Group Award

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Lexington/Statewide

To help shed light on the crime of child abuse, Prvent Child Abuse Kentucky partnered to create “Promise Not to Tell, a Teachers’ Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse” – a training series for teachers that included an informational binder for each public school teacher and a poster for each school. PCAK also distributed a poster featuring NFL stars for display in public schools and on Lex-Tran buses, reminding about 94,000 people a day that “Real Men Leave the Hittin’ and Slammin’ on the Field.” Volunteers have contributed more than 16,986 hours to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse.

Citizen Corps Group Award

Audubon Area RSVP Neighborhood Watch
Owensboro/Daviess County

When we think of protecting people in a hostile environment or security in a post 9/11 world, we usually do not think of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Perhaps we should. In Kentucky, this organization is serving Homeland Security efforts to assist local law enforcement officials with Neighborhood Watch. Following 50 hours of training, these programs are credited with a 34 percent decrease in crime reported to the Sheriff’s Office and 13 arrests on drug trafficking.

National Service Group Award

USA Cares
Greater Louisville, Ft. Knox/Bullitt County, Radcliff/Hardin County

Kentucky has seen her share of military men and women deployed overseas. Sometimes the families left behind face difficulties. The national support program USA Cares was born when Louisville NBC affiliate, WAVE 3 TV, regional Kroger stores and the Ft. Knox Chapter of the Association of the U S Army joined forces to help ease the strain and fill the needs of area military families. They see to it that cars are repaired, pantries are stocked, mortgages are paid, emergency travel is provided and home fires remain burning for loved ones on active duty.

Volunteer Support Award

The Best Grandparents in the World
Richmond/Madison County

Students at Mayfield Elementary School in Richmond are lucky and happy to have the love of grandparents, although the ties that bind these relationships have nothing to do with blood and DNA. AmeriCorps member Sandy Spaulding worked to pair academically challenged students with local senior citizens who were willing to share their knowledge, skill, patience and affection. Students and grandparents alike took more away from the experience than any of them expected.

Special Traveling Award

Bluegrass Rural Service Region
CHFS Department of Community Based Services

Last year KCCVS established a traveling award to honor the CHFS service region that collected the most beef stew for Kentucky’s Make a Difference Day signature project. Last year’s winner, the Bluegrass Rural Service Region, collected 51,068 ounces of beef stew - enough to feed more than 6,000 Kentuckians. Bluegrass decided that they wanted to keep the award for another year, so last year they collected more than 123,000 ounces of beef stew - enough to feed more than 15,000 Kentuckians.

 

Last Updated 9/11/2008