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Volunteer Catawba to Receive Award for Harvest Moon Ball Efforts

April 15, 2009

Category: Students


VolunteersPress Release provided to Catawba College by Mary Ann Johnson, Director of Community and Foundation Relations, Lutheran Services for the Aging, Salisbury, N.C.

The North Carolina Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (NCANPHA) will honor Salisbury-based Lutheran Services for the Aging (LSA) for its community service efforts, and will also honor its ongoing collaboration with Catawba College.

According to NCANPHA President Susan Williamson, Lutheran Services for the Aging has been selected to receive the NCANPHA 2009 Community Service Award. The award is presented annually to a non-profit organization whose commitment of volunteers, residents, staff members, and leadership to community service is a key component of the organization's mission.

LSA operates Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, Trinity Oaks Retirement Community, and Abundant Living Adult Day Services, Salisbury; Lutheran Home – Hickory; Lutheran Home – Hickory West; Lutheran Home – Winston- Salem; Lutheran Home – Albemarle; Elms at Tanglewood, Clemmons; and Crescent View Retirement Community, Arden.

In acknowledging the awards, Mary Ann Johnson, LSA's director of community and foundation relations, stated, "We are incredibly proud of our residents and staff members who are living the LSA mission, and who dedicate hundreds of hours of volunteer services to their communities annually."

VolunteersAlso slated to receive honors from NCANPHA is Volunteer Catawba, a student run program of Salisbury's Catawba College that provides volunteer opportunities for students at local non-profit agencies. Volunteer Catawba will receive the NCANPHA 2009 Volunteer Achievement Award for its dedication to enhancing the quality of life for residents of Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. The students were singled out for their efforts in hosting the nursing home's annual Harvest Moon Ball.

Johnson added, "Just as LSA is dedicated to its mission to express God's love in Christ, Catawba is also dedicated to its mission to prepare students to become responsible citizens and to enrich human life. The ongoing collaboration between these faith-based organizations has greatly enriched the Rowan-Salisbury community."

The awards will be presented at NCANPHA's Annual Spring Conference in May.

NCANPHA is a state association of non-profit organizations dedicated to providing quality care, housing, health, community and related services to the elderly. The organization honors excellence in the field of aging services through its annual awards program.

To learn more about Lutheran Services for the Aging and its affiliates visit the LSA website at www.lsanc.net. To learn more about NCANPHA visit www.ncanpha.org.


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