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Volunteer, 73, honored as Senior Service state winner
by Tribune Staff
May 10, 2012 | 588 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — A 73-year-old Reno woman has been honored as the Nevada winner of the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service award. Barbara Dugger is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including her 13 years of volunteer work at the Nevada Humane Society.

The Salute to Senior Service program was launched this year by the Home Instead Senior Care network to honor seniors’ commitments to their causes and communities. As one of 50 state winners, Dugger earned a spot in the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on the website where her nomination story also has been posted.

One nominator wrote, “Barbara has been a huge contributor in helping animals find new, loving homes. This not only saves the lives of those being adopted but opens up more room in the shelter to save even more lives.”

“Barbara is a valued member of the community and a senior hero to many,” said Home Instead President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Huber.  “She has shown that volunteer opportunities for older adults should not diminish because of age. Seniors such as Barbara are making important contributions to their communities through charities, non-profit organizations and faith communities.”

As a state winner, Dugger was considered for the national Salute to Senior Service award. The national award was presented to Clark Paradise of Lakewood, NJ, who was honored for his work with Your Grandmother’s Cupboard, a non-profit organization he and his wife founded to  meet the needs of the thousands of homeless families throughout New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania.

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