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Three teens receive prestigious award for their volunteer efforts.
On September 24, at our 40th anniversary event, TASK was proud to award three local high school students with the President’s Volunteer Award. Jocelyn Nunez and brothers Justin and Brandon Feder earned the prestigious award in recognition of their volunteerism this past summer at TASK.
For the Feder brothers, service has always been important to their family, and they were encouraged to get involved at TASK by their parents, Rebecca and Russ. Volunteering to serve TASK has been a family affair. From packing meal bags to backpack donation drives, Justin and Brandon have spent more than a decade taking action to benefit TASK alongside their parents.
This past summer, Justin and Brandon took on new volunteer roles and spent many hours at TASK, working in the kitchen to help with meal prep, stocking the pantry and serving on the line during meal service.
The President’s Volunteer Award is part of the Thousand Points of Light initiative that the late President George H.W. Bush started in 1990. The award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.
“Russ and I are not done shaping our young men, but we are grateful TASK has been so much more than a lemonade stand experience for our family,” says the boys’ mom, Rebecca Feder. “They felt like they were part of the team.”
TASK was pleased to be able to honor the Feders with the award, and hope that others will be inspired to follow in their footsteps.