Helpline Center honors volunteers, businesses with annual awards

May 11, 2018

Seven individuals and businesses were honored Thursday with Spirit of Volunteerism awards from the Helpline Center.

  • Youth: Shelby Specht for starting project Kandy for Kids, where she made over 600 candy bouquets to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
  • Adult Up and Coming: Courtney Hottovy for her volunteer work with Sanford Hospice – Ava’s House visiting terminally ill patients and playing her violin.
  • Adult Shining Bright: Eimi Lbrahim-Cloutier for her volunteer service as the school site coordinator for Feeding South Dakota’s BackPack Program at Anne Sullivan Elementary.
  • Adult Lifetime: Beth Jernberg for her service in developing the Pet Therapy program at Avera that now has 27 certified handlers in over seven locations.
  • Group: Soroptimist International of Sioux Falls for creating the nonprofit Toy Lending Library that lends out toys for children.
  • Corporate Humanitarian (large business): The Barrel House for raising almost $90,000 to pay for Sioux Falls School District children’s meal accounts that have a negative balance.
  • Corporate Humanitarian (small business): Exit Realty for its work on home construction and neighborhood revitalization projects with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls.

There were 77 people and businesses nominated.

Helpline Center honors volunteers, businesses with annual awards

Seven individuals and businesses were honored Thursday with Spirit of Volunteerism awards from the Helpline Center.

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