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Volunteer Center of North Texas
of Fort Worth, TX named one of America's Top-10 Youth Volunteers of 2014
Authored by: Volunteer Center of North Texas
May 19th, 2014
Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker congratulates Sarita Damaraju, 15, of Corpus Christi (center) and William Lourcey, 11, of Fort Worth (right) on being named Texas' top two youth volunteers for 2014 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Sarita and William were honored at a ceremony on Sunday, May 4 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, where they each received a $1,000 award. Photo courtesy Business Wire.
, 11, of Fort Worth, Texas, was named one of America's top 10 youth volunteers of 2014 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
during the program's 19th annual national award ceremony on May 4 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Selected from a field of more than 30,000 youth volunteers from across the country, Will has earned the title of National Honoree, along with a personal award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for his
nominating organization - the Volunteer Center of North Texas
, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation
for a nonprofit charitable organization of his
Will, a volunteer ambassador with the Volunteer Center of North Texas and a fifth-grader at Trinity Valley School, is the founder and CEO of a service group that organizes fun events to raise money and awareness to fight hunger, and to encourage young people to get involved in their community.
was 7, he
saw a man on the street with a sign that read: "Need a Meal.
"I got really sad inside," he
"I might be a little kid," said Will
, "but I am a little kid making a big difference.
"We were honored to nominate Will
for this award and were not surprised to learn that he
was selected as one of the top youth volunteers in the nation.
embodies the spirit of volunteerism, and we are very proud of his
countless contributions to the community.
Volunteer Center and Prudential honor Will Lourcey with Spirit of Community Award