Kittitas County volunteer Cece Armijo was selected as a recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for Outstanding Volunteer of National Service Programs in Washington State. She is one of forty-four honorees representing seventeen of Washington’s thirty-nine counties
Cece was nominated by the Kittitas County Chapter of the American Red Cross for her unwavering commitment to our organization. In the words of the chapter:
“Cece is an indispensable asset to the Red Cross. She is an outstanding volunteer who consistently goes miles beyond what is asked of her with a contagious bright and positive attitude. She serves as a disaster action team lead, taking shifts of being on 24 hour call for a week at a time. During that time she responds to emergencies day or night and provides services for displaced families. She is committed to providing office support on a regular weekly basis and additional hours whenever needed. Cece has taken a foremost role in planning events, including a spaghetti feed to bring awareness about being prepared for disasters and a dessert reception to honor community members who aided in wildfire response. Cece is one of those extraordinary volunteers who unquestioningly brings so much to the table, but sees her service as nothing abnormal because she can’t imagine giving less than everything she has.”
To recognize and celebrate the countless acts of service performed by these outstanding volunteers, the Tenth Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards will be presented to the honorees on April 21, 2014 in a ceremony at the Executive Mansion.
Additionally, the Seattle Mariners and the Washington Commission for National and Community Service are hosting the sixth annual Salute to Volunteers Night that evening. Pre-game ceremonies will include an on-field special tribute to the distinguished volunteers. The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Angela Phommavong, this year’s youngest recipient of the 2014 Governor's Volunteer Service Award.
Debbie Schuffenhauer, Executive Director of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service, stated, “We have much to celebrate during Washington Volunteer Appreciation Day. Washington ranks ninth in the country for its level of volunteer participation.”
Congratulations to Cece for this accomplishment!
To learn more about becoming a Red Cross volunteer, http://www.redcross.org/support/volunteer.