- The Volunteer Board of University Hospital contributed 32,289 hours of service and $145,679 to patients last year through projects. Top volunteers included Vicki McKnight, with 6,000 cumulative hours; Florence Ramsay, 5,500 hours; Kathryn Spears, 5,000 hours; Mary Oglesby, 4,000 hours; and Ann Chumley, 3,500 hours.
Other volunteers recognized were:
3,000 HOURS: Margaret Pearson.
2,500 HOURS: Joyce Alspaugh, Joanne Berg, Mary Humrich and Shirley Milligan .
2,000 HOURS: Eldorah Baker, Kitty Grogan, Joyce Jones, Carole Nelson, Serelle Newman, Mary Sexton, Caroline Slaton and Thelma Williams.
1,000 HOURS: Eloise Crouch, Miriam Culbertson, Donald Gannon and Jane Holley, 1,500 hours; Colin Gordy, Leonard Gore, Norma McLain, Janet Smith, Robbie Thompson and Joyce Woods .
500 HOURS: Wilma Allen, Ouida Harling, Christy Jones, Nancy Mathis, Chris McDowell, Verlon McDowell, Wayne Miller, Velma Scott, Mary Ann Unger and Jim Waldron.
FIRST 100 HOURS IN ONE YEAR: Bob Claussen, Suzanne Eiseman, Nettie Isaac, Shirley Smith, Patty Sommers and Anne Sutton .
Volunteer Board officers sworn in for 2008 were: Helen Crews, president; Alice Outlaw, president-elect; Christy Jones, vice president; Janet Smith, treasurer; Mary Logue, recording secretary and Doreen Wetherington, corresponding secretary.
- Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. on Feb. 18 presented $24,400 to the United Way of the CSRA , representing the proceeds of the "2007 Million Pennies for Kids Guitar Pull."
- Earth Fare is helping raise funds for the Hope House Inc. substance abuse treatment center by making a donation for every customer that brings in their own grocery bag during March.
Customers can make direct contributions to Hope House through a donation box on display throughout the month. Contributions will also be accepted during the A Taste of Hope pie-and coffee-tasting event March 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the store at 368 Furys Ferry Road. For more information call Hope House Inc. at (706) 231-2386.
- Earth Fare's 2007 Food for All program raised $647 for Golden Harvest Food Bank .
"Golden Harvest is so grateful to Earth Fare for partnering right away in the Food Bank's mission to end hunger in our area," said Michael Firmin, the executive director of Golden Harvest. "Earth Fare's Food for All campaign during its store opening raised not only enough money to distribute about $4,500 worth of food, but raised critical awareness."
- More than 600 community and business leaders attended the United Way of the CSRA's annual meeting Feb. 26 in which the organization reported raising $4,321,409 during its 2007 campaign.
Campaign Chairman Mark Maund thanked the more than 700 businesses and thousands of contributors who made the campaign a success.
United Way presented the inaugural Spirit of Community Award to Electrolux for its strong campaign participation during 2007.
Tom Tynan, the vice president of Southern Nuclear Operating Co., presented the 2007 Alvin W. Vogtle Volunteer of the Year award to Augusta lawyer J. Edward Enoch Jr. for his involvement in charities and civic organizations such as The Family Y, United Way of the CSRA, Golden Harvest Food Bank, The Community Foundation for the CSRA, Augusta South Rotary Club, Augusta-Aiken Society of Human Resource Managers and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.
Also nominated for the award were Bill Bohling, Towanna Godowns, Chess Howard Jr. and Hardi Jones .
United Way's nominating committee chairman Lee Smith announced the 2008 board of directors: Mark Allison, Dr. Michael Ash, Walter Dukes, Jeff Spears, Dr. Samuel Sullivan, John Weigle, Anna Doris Wilds, Bill Bohling, the Rev. Cynthia Taylor, Donald Bailey, David Belkoski, Roger Duke, Dr. Alice Frye, Shayne George, Eddie Huff, Sue Parr, John Ray, Karen Ribble, Leo Sain and Sam Tyson .
- E-Z-Go Inc. and Eagle Products Inc. have donated an Eagle Single Rider Golf Car and $1,000 to Sgt. Joshua Cope through Habitat For Humanity's "Home at Last" project.
Sgt. Cope lost both legs and suffered a severely damaged hand while deployed in Iraq in 2006. The Eagle Single Rider Golf Car is designed to give those with special needs freedom of mobility. The $1,000 donation will go to the West Orange Habitat for Humanity to build a home for Mr. Cope, his wife Erica and daughter Laney in Oakland, Fla.
Sgt. Cope is undergoing rehabilitation at the San Diego Naval Medical Center.
"Everyone at E-Z-Go is extremely grateful to Sgt. Cope for the sacrifice he made for our country ... ," said Kevin Holleran, E-Z-Go's president.
For more information on the Home for a Hero tournament, visit www.ahomeforahero.org.