Decatur, Illinois, April 13th, 2017– Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) is pleased to announce that the organization is being recognized for their outstanding level of volunteerism with a Governor’s Volunteer Service Award to be presented during a special reception at the Old State Capitol on Wednesday, April 18th at 1 p.m.
The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Commission) is presenting 25 Illinoisans and five businesses with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The award recognizes volunteers and volunteer programs that have made a difference in Illinois and highlights the importance of volunteerism and community service. The event is part of the National Volunteer Week festivities and a signature event of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.
“Illinois is a state that was truly born, built, and grown with the spirit of volunteerism and community service,” said Governor Bruce Rauner. “The individuals and businesses we’re recognizing have impacted millions of lives. We’re honored to highlight their service.”
The Commission received more than 130 nominations in six categories (adult, AmeriCorps, business, senior, Senior Corps, and youth) from the Commission’s five service regions across the state (East Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southern, and West Central). Commissioners reviewed the applications and selected 30 award winners. More information about all of the recipients can be found at www.Serve.Illinois.gov.
“Volunteering in our communities is at the core of Land of Lincoln Credit Union’s culture. It is important to our Board Members that we forge a strong volunteer program and in turn, LLCU employees have very willingly embraced the effort. When we see the impact our volunteerism has on the community, it makes it all worthwhile.” said Cayla Hittmeier, LLCU Chief Marketing Officer.