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MAS Senior Corps Volunteers Honored through Local, State and National Awards

June, 1st

Al Goddard was recognized by Governor John Engen May 2018 for his hours of volunteer work.

Al Goddard was recognized by Governor John Engen May 2018 for his hours of volunteer work.

Missoula Aging Services (MAS) is proud to recognize Foster Grandparent volunteers Al Goddard, Nancy Jordan and Mary Barnett as recipients of the 2018 ServeMontana Award, the Hospice Care Foundation’s Honoring our Heroes Award and the Daily Point of Light Award respectively.

Recognized by Governor Steve Bullock, Al has volunteered more than 18,000 hours at Meadow Hill Middle School, The Flagship Program and the Boys & Girls Club of Missoula County. Nancy has been a Senior Corps volunteer for over 10 years, starting out as a Senior Companion and now serving as a Foster Grandparent. Mary is one of MAS’ longest-serving volunteers with 21,163 hours through Senior Corps. She’s served Missoula Community School since 2012, previously volunteering at the Lewis & Clark School starting in 2004.

As part of our Senior Corps program, Foster Grandparents provide valuable assistance in Missoula County Schools.

“With 50-percent of our families on some level of financial assistance, our budget is very tight,” Tina McGill said, the principal of St. Joseph School. “We are always in need of foster grandparents who enjoy working one-on-one or in small groups with students within the classroom. That support allows for quality time for the students and aids the teacher in differentiating the instruction for the varied needs in the classroom.” 

Thanks in large part to our dedicated volunteers, Missoula County’s Senior Corps program has been certified for funding this fiscal year and grant certified for a 3 year period beginning in July 2018.

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