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President Obama honors volunteers for their service

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Fourteen volunteers from 4 the World will be awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Established in 2003, the annual award is given to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering.

As one of thousands of organizations participating in the award program, 4 The World confers the award to recognize the outstanding achievements of 14 volunteers. 4 The World has a long history of volunteer service, and more than 100 volunteers perform community service each year on behalf of the organization.

“In his 2002 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush created the USA Freedom Corps, and called on every American to make a lifelong commitment to volunteer service.  The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals and families who have answered that call,” said Robert Keith Froom of 4 The World. “America’s volunteers work to make our communities stronger and safer. As a Certifying Organization for the Award program, 4 The World is proud to be aligned with this prestigious volunteer award, and we are especially proud of our volunteers who have made volunteer service a central part of their lives.”

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an award for volunteer service that every American – from every age and every walk of life – can aspire to achieve.  To be eligible to receive the Award, individuals, families and groups submit a record of their annual volunteer service hours to participating Certifying Organizations, such as 4 The World, that will verify the service and deliver the Award. Award eligibility for individuals and groups is based on hour requirements varying by age.

Founded in January 2004, 4 The World’s mission is to empower people to improve their own communities and make the world a better place. There are many ways to volunteer for 4 The World both in the U.S. and abroad. 4 The World is a 501© 3 nonprofit organization and is headquartered in Garner, North Carolina. For more information about volunteering for 4 The World visit www.4theworld.org.





Author: 4 the World

4 the World identifies and collaborates with communities across the globe to empower them to identify and solve the most pressing needs of their communities within the areas of health and education. By partnering with the communities in these areas, we provide critical support and capacity-building initiatives to ensure these communities are capable of continuing to grow and thrive in the future.

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