ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL

ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL

Volunteers. They are the epitome of selfless service. And without them, many of the programs on Fort Gordon would cease to exist.

The U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon held a Volunteer and Adopt- A-School Recognition Ceremony at Gordon’s Conference and Catering on Thursday.

Typically, volunteers are celebrated across the nation during National Volunteer Week, which was officially April 7-13. But as Teri Ryan, Army Community Service, Relocation Readiness specialist, pointed out, this year’s date coincided with another major event: the Masters Golf Tournament.

“What one learns about life in the [Central Savannah River Area] is the locals have figured out how to deal with 250,000 tourists who descend upon the area – they leave,” Ryan joked.

In an effort to maximize attendance, ACS chose to hold the ceremony in May.

There are 209 programs across the installation that depend on volunteers in some way. Programs such as the Thrift Shop, family readiness groups, Fort Gordon Christmas House, and American Red Cross are just a few that would either suffer tremendously or not exist without volunteers.

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