2012 Recipients of the PresidentialVolunteer
The Chicago Ridge Emergency Management Agency proud to announce that the unit
has recieved the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
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Chicago Ridge Emergency Management is being awarded the
Presidentís Volunteer Service Award,
a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service.
Established in 2003, the
Award is available on an annual
basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements
for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through
Chicago Ridge Emergency Management Agency has a long history of volunteer
service, and more than 20 volunteer officers perform community service for this
Village each year on behalf of the organization with the unit obtaining 11,532
hours with personal achievements in hours for Commander Bryan Pudinoff with
2,632 hours and Lieutenant Mike Attar with over 1,600 hours.
In his 2002 State of the Union Address,
President George W. Bush created the USA Freedom Corps, and called on every
American to make a lifelong commitment to volunteer service.
Chicago Ridgeís EMA volunteers work to make our communities stronger and
safer. The Chicago Ridge EMA is proud to be aligned with this prestigious
volunteer award, and we are especially proud of our volunteers who have made
volunteer service a central part of their lives.
These recipients of the
Presidentís Volunteer Service Award
are role models for all Americans.
Each volunteer hour contributed makes a difference in improving the quality of
life for others, and I encourage everyone to contribute to our community by
volunteering. Volunteers bring us
closer together as families, as communities and as a Nation, through their
Award is issued by the Presidentís Council on Service and Civic
Participation, a group created by President Bush to recognize the valuable
contributions volunteers are making to our Nation.
Chaired by two-time Super Bowl Champion Darrell Green, with former U.S.
Senators Bob Dole and John Glenn as honorary co-chairs, the Council comprises
leaders in government, media, entertainment, business, education, nonprofits and
volunteer service organizations, and community volunteering.