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Appreciation for CASA volunteers

Volunteer Appreciation Month is celebrated nationally every April to honor the work of current volunteers and encourage more volunteerism in communities across the country. At CASA of the River Region, volunteers are an integral part of each day. Most organizations get support from volunteers, but at CASA, they are vital to our mission. CASA volunteers fulfill a very important role in the lives of the children CASA serves. They build relationships and become a caring, trusted adult that children can count on during difficult times.

CASA of the River Region recently hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Kosair Shrine Center. Over 120 volunteers, staff, Board Members, and special guests attended to share a meal, build camaraderie, and celebrate the amazing impact CASA volunteers have in the lives of the children they serve.

A brief program included an address from Judge Derwin Webb, special recognition of volunteers who achieved the President's Volunteer Service Award, and drawings for prizes that were generously donated by local businesses and individuals.

Volunteers logging more than 100 hours in the past year to earn the President's Volunteer Service Award include: Timothy Adams, Tee Brown, Charlotte Carter, Amy Davenport, Kevin Evans, Carolyn Garner, Tony Garner, Barbara Hartman, David Hopkins, Mara Maldonado, Nancy Minyard, Vonna Ohlmann, Thomas Reber, Barbara Rosenman, Dorothy Verwest, Eric Weisbach, Barbara Winters, Janey Woodlee, and Amanda Workman.

Special thanks to prize donors including Aspen Creek, Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern, Smokey Bones, Meijer, Target, Home Depot, Heine Brothers, Gander, Buck's Restaurant, and Louisville City FC.

186 volunteers ensured that 550 children in Family Court had the support of a CASA last year. Unfortunately, many more volunteers are needed to ensure that every child with an abuse/neglect case throughout Jefferson, Shelby, Spencer, Henry, Oldham, Trimble, and Bullitt Counties have a CASA to represent their best interests. To learn more on how you can help, text CASA to (502) 334-0366 or visit


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