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Local citizen receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

Pictured is Lt. Gov. Gregg with Borcherding.
Pictured is Lt. Gov. Gregg with Borcherding.

Lori Borcherding of Sun Valley Lake, formerly of Osceola, received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held in Pleasant Hill in September.

Lori was honored with an individual length of service award by South Central Iowa Community Foundation.

“Neighbor helping neighbor is as Iowan as a pork tenderloin at the county fair -- we’ve seen it time and time again,” said Governor Kim Reynolds. “Volunteerism is who we are as Iowans. I’m honored to recognize those who continue to give back and help their fellow Iowans.”

More than 540 awards were presented this year during ceremonies held at several locations around the state. It is estimated that more than 27,000 hours of service, with an economic impact of more than $693,000, were contributed by this year’s honorees during the past twelve months.

“Volunteering of your time and talents has a positive impact on our communities and the people being helped,” said Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg. “The dedication of volunteers often encourages others to get involved, which is why Iowa continues to be a top state in volunteerism.”

Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor’s Volunteer Award program—now in its 36th year—provides an easy way for Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org.

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