Naomi Bloch represented Councilmember Trachtenberg at last evening’s 2010 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, an annual event hosted by The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program to honor the exceptional commitment of the dedicated men and women who serve as outreach volunteers on a 24/7 “on-call” basis to comfort and support victims of sexual assault and other crimes in Montgomery County.
A special thank you was extended to the King Farm Community Center, where the ceremony took place again this year, for their generous hospitality to the Volunteer Program.
Opening remarks were made by Nadja Cabello, Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program Manager. Remarks and expressions of gratitude were made by special guests that included Raymond Crowel, Chief Behavioral Health and Crisis Services, Department of Health and Human Services; Captain, Kathi Rhodes, Family Crimes Division; Samantha Davis, Victim Services Advisory Board Chair and Naomi Bloch on behalf of Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg.
Certificates were then presented to 57 Honorees with additional Special Awards that included the first ever “Outstanding New Volunteer Award”; the “Tea Maxwell Memorial Outstanding Volunteer Award” and finally the announcement of the names that will be added to the “Thousand Hours Club” plaques.