In addition to the award won by the Volunteers, I was humbled and honored to receive the 2021 Spirit of New Hampshire Volunteer Service Award.
When the pandemic began, I started Bedford Cares as a way to do whatever I could to help my community, but it is the volunteers that have made it a success. The volunteers stepped up and worked collaboratively for their community because they wanted to make our town a better place during a time of need. This award is an acknowledgement of their efforts as much as it is mine!
Thank you all,
In addition, special thanks go to:
- Bedford Police Dept for arranging the phone number
- BC-TV and WBNH for their PSAs and interviews
- WMUR-TV and the Union Leader for their articles
- The Bedford Men’s Club for their special donation
- Barbara Chagnon for her hand-sewn masks
- Matt Mayberry for hand sanitizer
- … and all the shoppers who delivered the goods to people in need.