Maxwell AFB recognizes volunteers with luncheon
Monday, August 13, 2012, 4:26:11 PM
Volunteers don't just do the work, they often make it work, especially in this time of budget cuts and personnel shortages across all public sectors. At Maxwell Air Force Base
, six people in particular have been making things happen and their time and efforts were recognized at a special luncheon in their honor.
These six people gave about 21,000 combined hours over a span of 70 years. Their efforts have been essential to keeping base operations running without complications, according to Ruben Aguilar, 42nd Force Support Squadron volunteer resource coordinator. The individuals recognized are Renee Butler, John McCune, Judy May, Leonard Paglione, Christine Bushby, and Shannon Crumpton.
"Volunteers are even more critical now because many organizations both on base and off are being affected by finances. Budget cuts are hurting everybody; inflation, gas prices etc., they affect everyone but the most diehard volunteers. It doesn't matter what it takes or what it costs to them," said Aguilar.
Many people give up time and resources,but to be recognized at this special awards ceremony, an individual must have at least five years of continuous volunteer work.
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