Houston’s first annual Volunteer Appreciation Fair was held on October 5, 2019. This fair was not only a way to say thanks to the volunteers that have dedicated their time to the community, but also to reward them for their commitment to uplifting those in need during hard times.
The fair celebrated people who have given their time; doing everything from mucking and gutting houses with Houston or Katy responds, to signing up for Volunteer Houston to be a part of projects that are aligned with their interests and talents.
This fair was the spark of an initiative to give volunteers recognition for their efforts. They are needed and are valuable pillars of strength and stability, especially in the non profit community.
Each nonprofit or volunteer agency was asked to choose a volunteer they wanted to highlight because of their outstanding commitment to their agency’s mission. The Houston Department of Neighborhoods presented the awards to each of the volunteers.
The Houston Community ToolBank, in support of this event, made the awards given to the volunteers during the ceremony. In fact, our very own John Crabb received his Golden Hammer Plaque for serving as a very active chairman of our board. We are excited to see this event grow and bolster an already bustling volunteer network in Houston in the years to come.
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