Duane Howell Service Award recipient
Normally, we announce the winner of the Duane Howell Service Award at our annual Celebration Dinner in May. Due to restrictions on large gatherings, we were unable to hold the Celebration Dinner. The award was instead presented by a group of volunteer peers. Jan Hess, Unit Coordinator from St. Bernard Catholic Church, was the award recipient. There were many paragraphs of kind words and specific examples of her dedication, leadership and EPH values written in the nominations. Some examples include:
“Jan quietly goes about her tasks, always in a spirit of service, with care and respect for the families in need. She is able to get a good group of volunteers to help her; a result of her actively promoting EPH at her church. Many don’t know about all the extra ways Jan helps support EPH; in particular, the many times she has stepped up to help out at units not assigned to St. Bernard”.
“Jan is an inspiration to the volunteers she calls upon to assist her and they respond to ‘her leadership by example.'”
The families with children we serve are truly blessed. Congratulations and thank you for your many years of service, Jan!!