Soldiers' Angels is proud to honor Angel volunteers who will be receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for 2012.
The PVSA was established as a program of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation by President Bush in 2003 and has continued under President Obama. It was created as a way to honor and spotlight Americans who demonstrate commitment and by their example inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Today the program functions as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Soldiers' Angels is a certified participant in the PVSA, so any Soldiers' Angels volunteers can register with PVSA, track their volunteer hours, and receive presidential recognition for their efforts. Last year, 150 of the hundreds of thousands of Angel volunteers chose to sign up with PVSA, putting in more than 75,000 tracked volunteer hours supporting the troops. Activities tracked ranged from time spent caring for an adopted soldier, to efforts assisting veterans and families, and conducting community outreach events.
Each Angel volunteer who signed up for PVSA and tracked their hours in 2012 will receive an award packet that includes the official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin, a personalized certificate of achievement from Soldiers' Angels and a congratulatory letter from President Obama. Award packets from Soldiers' Angels for volunteer hours contributed during 2012 should be arriving in volunteers' mailboxes within two weeks.
It's not too late for other Angel volunteers to sign up with PVSA. If you are already a registered Angel (email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're not sure), click here for all the details on how to create your PVSA record and start tracking your hours with Soldiers' Angels.