Charil Fuhrer,  BNOC 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Charil Fuhrer, BNOC 2018 Volunteer of the Year

We have so many wonderful volunteers at the BNOC, and this year’s Volunteer of the Year is no exception.

Established as an annual tradition in 2017, the Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a volunteer whose unselfish and dedicated service has made a difference to our organization.

This year’s Volunteer of the Year started volunteering part-time on her days off from work. After she retired, she started working every morning in the Clothesline. Then, she took on more responsibility by mobilizing other volunteers, resulting in the staffing of 3 volunteers for every shift at the BNOC.

When Carol Hoeflich (BNOC Food Pantry Manager) had back surgery in 2018, this special woman was the first to step up to the plate. Carol was out for 6 weeks, and this individual took on many of Carol’s responsibilities in the interim, becoming more and more involved with the food pantry.

To this day, this amazing individual manages truck deliveries with great care, keeps the meat in the freezer rotated, and picks up food donations from Aldi and Save-A-Lot. All-the-while, she still maintains the Clothesline. This Year’s Volunteer of the Year goes above and beyond every day.

It’s an honor to give the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award to Charil Fuhrer. Congratulations Charil! You deserve this recognition more than words can say.