VU celebrated its 15th birthday last week by recognizing the volunteers who give so generously of their time to make the program successful. As we were setting up for the lovely dinner at Connections for Hope, the 22 students–who celebrated with cupcakes earlier in the week–and 8 volunteers in the adjoining rooms were proof that VU is going strong and making a difference.
Among the 25 attendees were cofounders, Darryl and Maria Smith. The Smiths have since started a similar program in Purcellville, VA, and were delighted to find that VU is still a meaningful part of the community with such dedicated volunteers. It takes a lot of work to make a volunteer program successful.
Congratulations to the board members and volunteers of VU for all the hard work they put in to ensure that the students we serve get all the attention and support they deserve.