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NOVA honors and celebrates volunteers

Twelve individuals who assist with the NOVA Thrift Shop and NOVA Helpline were recognized

From L: Jane Scarborough, NOVA Volunteer; Maria White, NOVA Thrift Shop Manager; Mary Mullen, NOVA Volunteer; Woody Poles, NOVA Volunteer; Sarah Larson, NOVA Board President; Nancy Heacock, NOVA Volunteer; Penny Ettinger, NOVA Executive Director; Julie Dugery, NOVA Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator.

NOVA, the leading nonprofit organization in Bucks County supporting victims of crime, recently held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at Giuseppe’s Pizza and Family Restaurant in Warminster. More than 70 volunteers, board and staff members attended.

The annual event is an opportunity to honor those who help NOVA in its mission to support victims of crime and end violence. There are over 200 volunteers assisting staff with tasks, including answering the 24/7 Helpline, working at the NOVA Thrift Shop, helping with special events, serving on the NOVA board, and providing administrative and committee support.

Twelve volunteers were honored for reaching milestone anniversaries of service to NOVA.

Five years:

Maureen Higgins (NOVA Thrift Shop)
Nancy Spears (NOVA Thrift Shop)
Sue Rollo (NOVA Thrift Shop)
Nancy Heacock (NOVA Helpline)
Toni McCormick (NOVA Helpline)
Sally Laessig (NOVA Helpline)

10 years:

Claudia Whittaker (NOVA Thrift Shop)
Susanne Paulovic (NOVA Thrift Shop)
Woody Poles (NOVA Thrift Shop)
Donna Grezlak (NOVA Helpline)

15 years:

Jane Scarborough (NOVA Thrift Shop)

20 years:

Mary Mullen (NOVA Thrift Shop)

“The Volunteer Appreciation Dinner gives us the opportunity to honor our amazing group of volunteers for the countless hours they have committed to NOVA over the past year,” said Julie Dugery, volunteer and community outreach coordinator at NOVA. “We are so grateful for their time, talents and dedication and want to thank them for all that they do to support NOVA’s mission of supporting victims and stopping violence.”

Those interested in learning more about NOVA’s volunteer opportunities can visit novabucks.org or contact Dugery at julied@novabucks.org or 215-343-6543.

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