This is a belated post: Gov. Jay Inslee and the state’s Commission for National and Community Service honored 44 volunteers for their service last week. They included two Tumwater residents, two Tacoma residents and one from University Place.
The governor held a reception attended by 41 of them at the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia and many went on to attend the Mariners’ home game on April 21. The youngest volunteer, Angela Fomavong, 16, threw out the game’s first pitch.
- Carla Jones of Tumwater volunteers with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, including its hospice program and another called No One Dies Alone.
- Destiny McEntyre has served as a youth volunteer at Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason counties since January 2013. She also serves on Planned Parenthood’s Teen Council and SafePlace’s Peer Education Action and Knowledge group.
- Sally Perkins of Tacoma volunteers with Peace Community Center’s tutoring program.
- Lori Chapin of Tacoma has volunteered with United Way of Pierce County for five years, joining “done in a day” projects and later taking on her own project to provide food for homeless shelters.
- Rachel DeForrest of University Place assists the West Pierce Fire & Rescue agency and its Community Emergency Response Team.