Immanuel UMC receives Governor's Volunteer Award for their service to Bidwell Riverside and Hawthorne Hill

Immanuel UMC receives Governor's Volunteer Award for their service to Bidwell Riverside and Hawthorne Hill

June 24, 2022

Immanuel United Methodist Church in Des Moines, Iowa received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held on June 21.

They were nominated for their service by Bidwell Riverside and Hawthorne Hill.

On Immanuel's Facebook page they offered a huge thank you to the volunteers who made milk and juice deliveries, helped to fund furniture for the shelter, made gallons upon gallons of applesauce, delivered bread, and have given time and prayers.

“Iowans take great pride in their deep and rich commitment for serving others—it’s in our DNA,” Gov. Reynolds said. “Iowa nice is the foundation of our state--you see it everywhere you turn-- Iowans volunteering their time to help others and improve their communities and our state. It truly is an honor to be able to recognize these individuals for their meaningful acts of generosity through the Governor’s Volunteer Awards and inspire others to do the same.” 

More than 500 awards are being presented this year during five ceremonies across Iowa. It is estimated that more than 150 communities in Iowa were served by this year’s honorees.

Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor's Volunteer Award program—now in its 38th year—provides an easy way for Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org.