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DHSS Press Release

Molly Magarik, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: Jill.Fredel@delaware.gov

DPH Media Contact:
Mary Fenimore
Email: DPHMedia@Delaware.gov

Date: January 10, 2022


NEW CASTLE (Jan. 10, 2022) - Due to challenges presented by recent increases in COVID-19 cases across the state, the State Office of Volunteerism has made the difficult decision to postpone the Virtual Ceremony honoring the 48 individuals and 13 groups selected to receive the 2021 Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Award. The ceremony will now air on Feb. 24, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. and can be viewed from either the Volunteer Delaware Facebook page or by visiting volunteer.delaware.gov. The ceremony had been originally scheduled for Jan. 17, 2022.

The Governors Outstanding Volunteer Award recipients will be recognized for their significant contributions, engagement and impact in diverse service activities. Comprehensive profiles of the recipients were shared in a press release on Dec. 22, 2021.

For more information, contact Suzanne Farris at (302) 381-3594 or Suzanne.Farris@Delaware.gov

The Governorís Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards, administered by the State Office of Volunteerism, honor individuals and groups in Delaware that have made a positive impact in their communities or across the state through diverse service and volunteering.

The awards are sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the Department of Health and Social Services, the Division of State Service Centers, the State Office of Volunteerism, as well as the Governorís Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.