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MOWAA Announces 2011 American Volunteer Winners at Conference

At the MOWAA 2011 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, three lucky Meals On Wheels programs received awards for their excellence and participation in the 2011 American Volunteer Contest.

The 2011 American Volunteer Contest, which ran from June 6 to August 26, was created to celebrate Meals On Wheels’ army of over 1.7 million volunteers and give the American public an opportunity to vote online for their favorite volunteers throughh MOWAA’s Facebook page.

The volunteer who came in first place was awarded the prestigious Jody Tepedino Nicholo Award and her nominating Meals On Wheels program received a check for $1,000. The program whose volunteer came in second place was presented with a check for $750 and the program whose volunteer came in third place received a check for $500.


First Place – Winnie Hovey of Catawba County, Dept. of Social Services, Nutrition Program, Newton, NC

Second Place – Wilson Yon, Senior Resources, Inc., Columbia, SC

Third Place – Jenny Sakellariou, Meals For The Elderly, San Angelo, TX

Get to know 92-year-old winning volunteer, Winnie Hovey, and her program, Catawba County Dept. of Social Services, Nutrition Program, by viewing the winning video and stay tuned for next year’s American Volunteer Contest and lineup of extraordinary Meals On Wheels volunteers.


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