On Friday June 4th at the Prince George’s Volunteer Center “Affair of the Heart Reception” Mount Rainier CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Coordinator Tonie Davis III received the Gold Level President’s Volunteer Service Award. In addition to the President’s Award Tonie also received the Prince George’s County Volunteer Center’s Volunteer of the Year Award. The individual volunteer of the year award recognizes an individual who displays the highest standards of leadership and exemplary performance as an Emergency Preparedness volunteer in the National Capital Region.
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to helping others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities, and as a Nation.