Longtime GNG Volunteer Receives Presidential Award for Service

Ed Stowe Receives Presidential Award for Service

May 20, 2015
Longtime GNG Volunteer Receives Presidential Award for Service
Volunteer Ed Stowe has a long history of serving others. After retiring from IBM in 1991, Ed has devoted his time to great causes. Before finding Good News Garage, Ed volunteered his time to the Fresh Air Fund that gave urban youth a chance to visit Vermont and served as Chairman of Burlington Friendly Town that encouraged New Yorkers to visit the beautiful Vermont city.

After the Fresh Air Fund, Ed started as a volunteer for the Good News Garage in 1997. Ed was pivotal in developing and sustaining our organization over the years by providing all kinds of work - from attending events to driving cars to our location.

Ed also volunteers for a program named NeighborKeepers, a program designed to assist families with low income needing help in today’s society. This has been an ongoing 8 year project for Ed.

Ed recently received the President’s LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. The award was presented with grateful recognition by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the office of the President of the United States. The award recognizes Ed’s lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service. The award was signed by President Barack Obama.

The team at Good News Garage would like to thank Ed for his continued support and efforts. Volunteers keep our organization moving and we cannot express our appreciation enough. Congratulations Ed!