For Immediate Release
April 28, 2015
Contact: Nicole Lesson
Miami Lakes, FL - The Town of Miami Lakes commended and recognized Town committee members and young volunteers during National Volunteer Service Week at the April 14 Town Council meeting.
On behalf of the entire Town Council, Mayor Wayne Slaton read a proclamation announcing the week of April 12-18, 2015 as National Volunteer Service Week in the Town of Miami Lakes. The Council was joined by several of town committee volunteers as well as some exemplary young students and town residents that received the prestigious “President’s Volunteer Service Award” from President Barack Obama.
“Our Town Committee members play an integral role in our Town and we are extremely grateful for all they do to help us make Miami Lakes a great place to live, work and play,” Mayor Wayne Slaton said. “In addition, we are very proud of the young students that received the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award and commend them for their passion to serve others at such a young age. Their exemplary dedication to our community is admirable and we hope that they continue to inspire other young students to give back.”
The President’s Volunteer Service Award award recognizes individuals who have worked on stellar community service projects and have achieved a significant level of volunteer service hours. Several Miami Lakes students received the award, including Carine Ghanoum, Bianca Larsh, Karissa Larsh, Sabrina Larsh, Marina McCready, Victoria Rodriguez, Samantha Rubinstein and Sharon Zajac, who all received their awards through the approved certifying organization the South Florida Youth Symphony.
Each year in April communities throughout the U.S. come together during National Volunteer Service Week, hosted by Points of Light Inc., to inspire, recognize and encourage people to give back and make a difference through volunteer service. Points of Light, Inc. is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service and the mobilization of millions of people to take action and make a difference in their community.
For more information about volunteering on a Town Committee, please visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov/committees