LANL Honors Community Volunteers

A tasty breakfast prepared by Daniel’s Cafe was served to community volunteers being honored at the 2012 Vecinos Volunteers Event hosted Wednesday by Los Alamos Natinal Laboratory at Fuller Lodge. Current and retired Laboratory employees submitted their volunteer hours worked at a charitable organization. Los Alamos National Security, LLC, rewarded those efforts through a monetary contribution to the organizations. LANS contributed $177,450 to 239 nonprofit organizations this year. Since the program’s inception in 2008, LANL volunteers have logged 1.2 million hours of volunteer services. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Annette Peters, right, accepted a certificate on behalf of her husband Mark Peters from LANL Deputy Director Beth Sellers. Mark Peters was named this year’s top employee LANL volunteer for his 2,304 hours of service to the Los Alamos Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. His wife Annette also is a member of  CAP. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Espanola Valley Humane Society Community Outreach Coordinator Nina Stively, left, with Shelter Mascot Lill accepts a certificate from LANL Deputy Director Beth Sellers honoring top retiree volunteer James Tape for his 2,997 hours of service to SVHS. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah members Charlie Thorn and Andi Kron, LANL Deputy Directory Beth Sellers and Chapter President Carmen Rodriguez pose with a certificate honoring Hadassah as the top nonprofit organization in the Vecinos Volunteers program in 2012. Volunteers logged the highest number of hours of service of any group and were awarded $8,000. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
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