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Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery Pays Tribute to Volunteers at 8th Annual Recognition Celebration: Community Members Honored For 23,000 Hours of Service
Date:5/31/2013

Hartford, Connecticut (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), a leading national nonprofit organization that promotes recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education, and service, successfully hosted its 8th Annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration. The event, which took place on April 26th, 2013 at A Villa Louisa in Bolton, CT, honored the men and women who have graciously volunteered their time and energy over the past year serving in a variety of roles in CCAR's Bridgeport, Hartford, and Willimantic Recovery Community Centers located in the greater Hartford, CT area. In just the past year alone, nearly 300 volunteers have provided over 23,000 hours of service to the recovery community.

The event drew a crowd of more than 150 guests, which included CCAR volunteers, staff, board members, and community partners. On the agenda for the evening were CCAR’s extensive presentation of volunteer awards, followed by dinner, dancing, and music. Among those recognized during the evening were the 94 CCAR volunteers who were in attendance, each of whom was presented with a certificate of appreciation for their service. In addition, 11 volunteers received CCAR’s Gold Presidential Award for over 500 hours of service. Among these individuals were Allen Grant, Barbara Shannon, Elizabeth Levine, Fred Richardson, Leeta Reed, Luis Reyes, Madeline Gonzalez, Mark Bogues, Ollie Cooper, Tesra Brokenberry, and Tyrone Johnson. An additional 16 volunteers were awarded the Silver Presidential Award for 250-499 hours of service and 37 were awarded the Bronze Presidential Award for 100-249 hours of service.

In addition to the volunteers who participated in the event, there were several esteemed guests on hand to address the group and honor them f
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