Brooke Addams of Huntsville was recently recognized as the 2009 Volunteer of the Year at the YMCA of Greater Houston’s Annual Celebration at Rice University’s Faculty Club.
She joined 36 others, each representing an individual YMCA center, camp or special program.
Addams was honored by the Huntsville Family YMCA.
She was honored as an outstanding volunteer for her generosity of spirit, hard work and compassion for others.
Addams and the others were greeted with a standing ovation by the audience after being awarded a solid bronze sculpture custom-made by Katy artist David Mattiza.
Addams has served on the Huntsville YMCA Board, coaches and volunteers her time to spread the YMCA mission.
Addams and her family participate in many programs year-round.
Volunteers help the staff create moments of accomplishment, moments of joy, and moments of learning for children and families.
“We are fortunate to have the support of our volunteers,” said YMCA President and CEO Clark Baker. “They each contribute to the growth of our organization and add to the YMCA experience. They help us help others.”
Baker said that on a daily basis, the YMCA of Greater Houston depends on its volunteers to help carry out its mission.
“By donating their time, talent and treasure, they help create magic moments daily for individuals, children and families,” he said. “Volunteers also instill the YMCA core values of responsibility, respect, caring, honesty, and faith in everyone they touch.
“Volunteers help the YMCA build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.”
For more information about volunteer opportunities at the YMCA, visit www.ymcahouston.org.