As an active member of the Wilmington Rotary Club, Hansen Matthews takes the honors as this year's Best Volunteer.
The Rotary Club
is an organization of business and professional leaders who seek to provide humanitarian service and encourage a high standard of ethics in all vocations.
Matthews works as a commercial real estate and investment specialist with Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Co.
The firm holds membership in the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
, Wilmington Industrial Development, Inc.
, and Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors
He served as a board member in the past for Chamber of Commerce and WRAR.
"The real heroes of volunteerism are everywhere in this city," Matthews
"It's not just the committee chairs or the club presidents, but it's the moms who put in countless hours in the schools, [and] the folks who volunteer at their church or drive a car for the Meals on Wheels program.
Now that the government has to cut services and employees due to budget shortfalls, volunteers are going to be indispensable to keep things running at an acceptable level.
"The folks who impress me are the ones that choose to move here as opposed to any other place in the world and, upon arriving, roll up their sleeves and make it a better place because of their involvement," Matthews