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United Way of the Midlands Announces 2017 Volunteer Award Recipients

Columbia, SC  – On Tuesday, April 25, United Way of the Midlands recognized the Midlands’ most outstanding volunteers at its 2017 Volunteer Awards celebration hosted at the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Community Innovation Center at United Way. 

Out of 24 nominees, United Way announced the winners in three award categories.

Michael Weaver of McNair Law Firm, P.A. received United Way’s Alyce Kemp DeWitt Award, the organization’s highest recognition for volunteerism in the Midlands. Weaver, who has been an active volunteer with United Way for nine years, continues to lend his expertise to help guide the organization in its community impact and resource development efforts.

Stacey Atkinson, Brittany Barnes and Dusty Conine received the Community Impact Award for their volunteerism with United Way Community Impact Partners: Transitions, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, respectively.

Jessica Reece and Brad Zaba received the Live United Award for their volunteerism with United Way of the Midlands.

The event took place during United Way Volunteer Week, during which hundreds of individuals are participating in volunteer opportunities with United Way partners throughout the Midlands.

Last year, United Way organized the efforts of almost 4,250 volunteers in the Midlands who invested more than 12,600 hours at a value of almost $261,000 to the community.

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