House Resolution 9 - Introduced

An Act 1honoring and congratulating Andee Joos
2for her volunteer service and for receiving a 2019
3Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
4WHEREAS, since 1995, Prudential Financial and the
5National Association of Secondary School Principals
6honor outstanding young volunteers on an annual basis,
7whose school or community volunteer projects merit
8special recognition as examples of outstanding civic
9initiatives;and
10WHEREAS, Ms.Andee Joos, a resident of Mingo and a
11student at Baxter High School, has achieved national
12recognition for exemplary volunteer service and
13community initiatives by being named a Distinguished
14Finalist for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community
15Awards;and
16WHEREAS, Ms.Joos earned this award by generously
17giving time and energy to originate an effort to
18collect and transport unsold but still viable produce
19and bakery items from her local grocery store to the
20Carlisle High School community pantry and by collecting
21$5,000 since 2015 to fight hunger through CROP Hunger
22Walk fundraising;and
23WHEREAS, Ms.Joos is furthering her community
24efforts with her most recent initiative by organizing
25volunteers to make deliveries to the community food
26pantry, thereby enriching the food options available to
27persons in need while reducing food waste;and
28WHEREAS, the strength of our communities relies, in
-1-1great measure, upon the dedication of people like Ms.
2Joos who use their considerable talents and resources
3to serve others;NOW THEREFORE,
      4BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
5That the House of Representatives hereby honors and
6congratulates Ms.Joos as a recipient of a Prudential
7Spirit of Community Award, recognizes her outstanding
8record of volunteer service and community spirit.
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