Capt. Janice M. Wynn, chief of staff of U.S. Naval Forces Marianas, and Summer Sweeney, director of NMCRS Guam, presented customized pins and certificates to eight volunteers during an award ceremony held at the Old Hagatna Grill in Hagatna.
said the volunteers are awarded according to the hours they work with NMCRS
also stressed how important volunteers are to the Society and its services to the fleet.
"Our volunteers work very hard to ensure that all of our service members' needs are taken care of.Volunteers make up a large portion of our society," said Sweeney
."Many offices are run strictly by volunteers.If the society was to have to pay individuals an hourly wage, the society would be bankrupt in five years."
The volunteers fill many rolls within the society according to Sweeney
"Our volunteers consist of the receptionist who kindly greets you on the phone or at the door, [and] the caseworkers who identify client needs and provide resources and recommendations to help our Sailors reach financial self sufficiency," said Sweeney
."The thrift store volunteers make available the low-cost items for military families and our various volunteers who help with teaching classes, providing layettes and handling the day-to-day operations of our Guam office."
The NMCRS volunteers receive childcare for the hours they are in the office, mileage to and from home and monthly appreciation lunches.Any interested individuals may contact 344-9372 for an application.
"I have a very dedicated, selfless group of individuals that give so much of their time to our society," said Sweeney
Present were, from left, Wynn; Cindy Zalar; Summer Sweeney
, director NMCRS Guam; Wendy Clark; Pam Zavadil; Cathy Martin; Flo Brombach; Sarah Hatfield; Michelle Santa; Maggie Camacho; Katrina Hunt; Celeste Gonzalez; Maria Gonzalez; Carolina Haylow; Maria Edmondson; Meredith Saxon; and Freeman.