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MarineParents.com, Inc. Announces Recognition Plans for 2013 National Volunteer Week

Nearly Forty Volunteers in Over Twenty States to Receive Presidential Volunteer Service Award


Columbia, MO, April 22, 2013 - MarineParents.com,Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit troop and troop family support organization, today announced plans to celebrate National Volunteer Week, a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. Marine Parents volunteers reported over 18,000 hours of volunteer service in the year 2012.

National Volunteer Week, April 21 ‐ 27, is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change - discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award Marine Parents will present a total of 40 Presidential Volunteer Service Awards to 38 volunteers: 2 Lifetime Awards for 4,000 hours or more of volunteer service over a lifetime, 11 Gold Awards for 500 hours or more in 2012, 9 Silver Awards for at least 250 hours in 2012, and 18 Bronze Awards for at least 100 hours in 2012.

The dedicated volunteers of Marine Parents serve in various capacities, from online support services to outreach program management and support, and including an all‐volunteer Board of Directors.

Presidential Service Awards for Marine Parents volunteers will reach volunteers in over twenty different states across the nation. Visit www.marineparents.com/voty/ for more information.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Sponsored by Points of Light–National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each subsequent year, with literally thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. With the fourth year anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the creation of the Volunteer Generation Fund and the resonant call to serve from the President, this year will be even more energizing and inspiring.

MarineParents.com, Inc.
PO Box 1115
Columbia, MO
(573) 449‐2003

Contact: Danielle Karalis, Chief Development Officer, Ext 302, Danielle@marineparents.com