Local Woman Receives Governor's Volunteer Service Award
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – After 15 years of selfless service, Gaston County Adult Nutrition Program volunteer Monica Canipe was awarded the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for her outstanding work.
Canipe was recognized with the award at Tuesday evening’s Board of Commissioners meeting.
The Governor's Volunteer Service Award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups, and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service.
Canipe volunteers with the Cherryville Meal Site on top of working with Allen Family Living Services. Amanda Dawson, volunteer supervisor at the Adult Nutrition Program, nominated Canipe for going above and beyond the duties that one would normally expect from a volunteer.
“During her time as acting site monitor, she effectively coordinates volunteers delivering for that week, ensures timeliness in executing programs for our congregate meal participants, calls in accurate meal orders, and maintains an immaculately clean meal site,” Dawson said.
For the people that she serves, Canipe has become a member of the family. “Her passion to ensure nutrition, safety, and spreading compassion is evident in her commitment to volunteering,” Dawson said.