Governor's Youth Volunteer Service Awards Dinner
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10 Young People and 4 Groups Will Be Honored with the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award on April 21 in Dover DOVER (March 20, 2015) – In recognition of their outstanding service to Delaware, 10 young people and four groups will be honored by Gov. Jack Markell with the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award on April 21 at the Dover Downs Hotel. More than 300 people are expected to join the governor in honoring the young volunteers who were chosen from more than 50 nominees for the annual award. The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the ceremony starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at www.volunteerdelaware.eventbrite.com
“It is my privilege to honor our young people for volunteering their talents to support people in need and to help strengthen our communities,” Gov. Markell said. “It will be my pleasure to thank our youth for turning their passion for public service into action.”
ZF Award Winners:
Social Justice and Advocacy
Nominator: Murat Kose
Yusuf Patel was diagnosed with a rare disease at the age of 9 months. Since then, he has used his diagnosis to educate others, advocate for awareness, and lead organ and tissue donor campaigns. From talks at local schools, to creating videos, Yusuf is sharing his journey and encouraging others to become organ donors. One young man in the region with the same disease said that Yusuf’s positive outlook and perspective helped him through the transplant process.
Zakat Foundation Rescue Rangers
Community Service Nominator: Barbara Hashem
The Zakat Foundation Rescue Rangers’ mission is “to inspire others to take action and make a difference.” And make a difference they have. This group of 7- to 12-year-olds has worked to help those in countries affected by disasters through back sales, selling jewelry, and holding special events. Abroad they raised thousands of dollars for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda, and at home, they helped with the Delaware Food Bank and Delaware Watershed.
The Rescue Rangers who have been consistently volunteering since 2013 and were part of all RR projects were selected: Mariam Patel, Yusuf Patel, Huda Kose, Meryem Kose, Adeeba Allimulla, Anaum Allimulla, Hana Hubert, Adam Hubert, Merve Kekik & Aadil Syed.
Zakat Foundation Youth Ambassadors