To the Editor:
The Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards (VSAs) are produced by Volunteer Fairfax. Every day our community is served by dedicated volunteers and each year we have the opportunity to honor them at this county-wide celebration. It was this event six years ago that inspired me to join the Board. Since, I’ve had the pleasure of being a member of the Board, to include service as its most recent Past President. It has been a rewarding experience. Saying thank you to those who serve is a value I know our community holds dear. That’s why I am surprised to see how little awareness there is in our part of the County for the organization and what it does to resource needs, promote corporate social responsibly, and advance emergency preparedness. Nominations for the 2016 awards are open now through Feb. 4 at www.VolunteerFairfax.org. As you take the time to honor our outstanding volunteers by nominating them, please take a moment to learn more about Volunteer Fairfax so you, too, can see that the value to our community far exceeds what you might think. The awards ceremony will be held at the Waterford in Springfield the morning of April 8.