As an expression of gratitude for our volunteers’ loyal service, Lutheran Services of Georgia hosted a special Volunteer Appreciation Night on Tuesday, November 1. Held at the Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, the night featured free admission to the national exhibit, “Torn from Home: My Life as a Refugee.” The exhibit provided an interactive refugee camp experience for people of all ages, allowing visitors to consider how it feels to flee home, leave everything behind, and face the future with uncertainty and hope.
The night also featured a program of recognition for LSG volunteers, including the LSG’s first annual “Hands of Hope, Healing, and Strength” awards for volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their service. LSG also recognized volunteer Jimmy Ramsey with the 2011 Elsie Guenther Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding service teaching ESL classes to LSG’s refugee clients. Congratulations to Jimmy and all of the other award recipients, and thank you to all LSG volunteers for your service, time, and dedication!