Madison volunteer honored for helping others

"Colleen's willingness to take on tasks is second to none," Holt said. "She is creative and is always thinking of additional ways to serve those in need. She engages her colleagues with her philanthropic ideas, and before you know it, a wish or need of our program is fulfilled."

"Colleen is truly an outstanding volunteer. She exemplifies the type of service we are looking to recognize with the Exceptional Community Volunteer Award," said Craig Collie, vice president of United Way of Central New York's Volunteer Resources Division. "We would like to thank Colleen for her volunteer service and her gifts of expertise, compassion and creativity."

Victims of Violence, a program of Liberty Resources Inc., provides a wide range of services. To learn about the services and volunteer opportunities go to victimsofviolence.org or call 315-363-0048, office, 315-366-5000, 24 hour hotline.

United Way of Central New York is a non-profit serving Onondaga County that strives to help this community reach its full caring potential. Last year, United Way engaged with more than 41,000 donors and more than 600 businesses to improve the lives of vulnerable people in this community, strengthen the system of agency services, and create measurable improvements in the quality of life in our area.

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