This award recognizes an individual or a group for improving the health and well-being of others through volunteerism. An award of $5,000 will be presented to the recipient’s Fox Valley charity.
Celebrating Volunteers: Kayla Schuh finds drive to help others in her community
Kayla Schuh, 26, of New London, is the director of New London Emergency Medical Responders, a volunteer organization that serves residents in the New London area. Schuh works at ThedaCare Medical Center-New London and also volunteers as a tee-ball coach.
Karen Yde, a friend and coworker, nominated Schuh for the award, describing her as an “extraordinary young woman” who helped when New London Emergency Medical Responders was faltering as an organization.
“Kayla worked hard on organizing the group’s business plans, filing required state paperwork, arranging continuing education for the members of the group, and recruiting new members,” Yde said.
The work can be thankless, Yde said, but Schuh handles everything with professionalism, even in difficult situations.
“We often see people on the worst day of their life,” she said. “For Kayla, her ‘thanks’ comes in knowing she did everything she could to help a stranger in need.”
Read more about Kayla via The Post-Crescent here.
Sponsors since 2000:
Individual or group who meets the above criteria and who volunteers to improve the health and well-being of others through direct care or the creation of programs. Candidates must reside or do the majority of their volunteer work in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca or northern Winnebago counties. Nomination form
Jim and Sue Spierings – They directed their $5,000 prize to Spierings Cancer Foundation, Inc.
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