Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. Praises Volunteers
The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. recognized over 100 of its faithful volunteers recently at the annual appreciation event. Each of the volunteers received a gift bag and certificate of appreciation for their support to the Foundation throughout the year.
The Foundation also announced its coveted Volunteer of the Year awards for services above and beyond the call of duty. Karen Hughes was named Volunteer of the Year along with Dr. Tom Adamkiewicz who received a standing ovation. A plaque was also presented to J.U.G.S. of Atlanta for Volunteer Organization of the Year.
Hughes, a long-time volunteer, was recognized for her participation at every one of the Foundation’s 2015 events.
Dr. Adamkiewicz, a pediatric hematologist, was recognized for the outstanding volunteer service he provided as Medical Director for Camp New Hope. “Dr. Tom” as he is affectionately known, provided 24-hour medical coverage to ensure the well-being of campers over the week.
J.U.G.S. International, Inc. (Justice-Unity-Generosity-Service, International, Incorporated) was honored for its years of charitable service to the Foundation.
The reception was held at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, where Rev. Dr. Gregory Sutton is senior pastor. Over 200 guest attended including volunteers, their family and friends and SCFG staff. SCFG supporter and philanthropist Gail Aaron, representing the Aaron Trust Foundation served as event sponsor.
Evening highlights included the introduction of the new Sickle Cell Poster Child, Eliezer Washington, and donation of over 25 lap quilts from volunteers of the Adamsville Green Senior Community.