Release Date:Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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Released By:Robert A. Cardamone, Executive Director

Community Action, Inc.’s Announces 2016 Clarion County Volunteer of the Year

Community Action, Inc.’s Senior Corps-RSVP Project selected Janet Cairns of Clarion, PA as the 2016 Clarion County Volunteer of the Year during the Senior Corps-RSVP 45th Anniversary Celebration Recognition Luncheon held at the Trinity Hall in Fairmount City, PA. Janet has been a member of the Senior Corps-RSVP since January 1995 and has over 7,555 volunteer hours at the Clarion Free Library and Clarion Hospital. Janet was nominated for the Volunteer of the Year Award by Clarion Hospital staff, represented by Patti Bell from Clarion Hospital Volunteer Services. Ms. Bell stated, “Janet has worked in various departments in the hospital including the Gift Shop, Materials Management, The Cancer Center, and the Information Desk. Janet is an exceptional volunteer who is always willing to train new recruits. Janet is very versatile and is willing to learn new job functions. With over 23 years of volunteer service at Clarion Hospital, Janet has provided passionate care to our community and is an important member of our team.” Proclamations recognizing Janet and her dedication to serving the community were presented by Diane Porter from State Representative Donna Oberlander’s office, Barbara Ives from Congressman Glenn T. Thompson’s office, and Wayne Brosius, Clarion County Commissioner. Community Action, Inc. is very proud to have Janet Cairns as a member of the Senior Corps-RSVP Project. Janet is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and in our community. She depicts the true spirit of volunteering. Janet was one of 145 volunteers from Clarion County honored at the Senior Corps-RSVP 45th Anniversary Annual Recognition Luncheon for their dedication and service. In the past 12 months 118 Clarion County Senior Corps-RSVP members volunteered 10,442 hours with local libraries, senior centers, health care facilities, schools, non-profit organizations, and community events. Volunteers were honored for five, ten, fifteen, and twenty years of service and received awards for 500 hours or more of individual service. If you are age 55 or over and interested in utilizing your skills and talents to improve our community and change people's lives, become a member of Community Action, Inc.'s Senior Corps-RSVP. Call Samantha Schrecengost, Senior Corps-RSVP Project Director at 814-938-3302, ext. 236 or toll-free 1-800-648-3381 or via e-mail [email protected] There are many exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities waiting for you!

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Janet Cairns pictured with Wayne Brosius, Clarion County Commissioner; Patti Bell, Clarion Hospital; Diane Porter, State Representative Donna Oberlander’s office; Barbara Ives, Congressman Glenn T. Thompson’s office; and Samantha Schrecengost, Senior Corps-RSVP Director.

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Community Action, Inc. will be a community catalyst to provide and coordinate activities which promote family self-sufficiency and advance community prosperity.

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Community Action, Inc. will be recognized as a premier organization dedicated to solving social and economic problems of the community.

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