SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 120 AT&T* employees from Western Washington are being honored for volunteering their time year-round to help build strong, connected and thriving communities. As part of National Volunteerism Week, April 6-12, the volunteers received the prestigious President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).
The PVSA gives U.S. Presidential recognition to individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service each year. The achievement is a way to inspire others to contribute to their communities through volunteer service and to make volunteer service a central part of their lives. AT&T employees in Washington dedicated more than 33,000 hours to volunteer work last year.
"People matter – to each other, to our communities, and to our company," said AT&T Washington President Bob Bass. "This has been one of our core beliefs since AT&T was founded. We're proud of our employees in Washington for investing their time in our communities to make a difference. We believe our workforce, our business and the communities we serve are all stronger because of volunteerism."
The PVSA is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group created by President George W. Bush to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make to our Nation. This year the Council is Chaired by two-time Super Bowl Champion Darrell Green, and former U.S. Senators Bob Dole and John Glenn as honorary co-chairs. The Council is composed of leaders in government, media, education, entertainment, business, nonprofit and volunteer service organizations, in addition to individual community volunteers.
AT&T is a Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award and is responsible for verifying AT&T employee service hours, nominating potential recipients and delivering the Award. The PVSA achievement is a way to inspire others to contribute to their communities through volunteer service and to make volunteer service a central part of their lives.
To be eligible to receive the award, AT&T submits a record of employees' annual volunteer service hours to be verified and considered eligible for the award. AT&T employees are eligible after 100 hours of annual volunteer work.
For more information on the PVSA, visit: www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.
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