Annual Celebration Honors NOVA Volunteers
Nova volunteers celebrated for their support and dedication.
About 140 men and women of all ages serve as volunteers to support and extend the efforts of the staff at Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA).
On Thursday, June 7, they were fêted with dinner at Ash Mill Farm in Holicong, thanks to the generous sponsorship of owner Jeff Ryan, the culinary skills of chef Jeremy Donohue of the Riegelsville Inn, Ash Mill’s “sister” location, and the work of NOVA Thrift Shop volunteers who prepared appetizers.
Volunteers serve on NOVA’s board and its committees, provide Hotline support and victim accompaniment services, make the annual Galaxy Art Show & Sale and other events successful, staff NOVA Thrift Shop, help out with administrative tasks and spend hours maintaining facilities including the Crime Victims Commemorative Arbor in Core Creek Park, Langhorne.
Without their support, NOVA’s staff could not accomplish what it does, year in and year out.
Led by NOVA Board president Karen Kern, executive director Barbara Clark, coordinator of volunteers Julie Dugery and NOVA Thrift Shop manager Karen Corbett, the evening provided food, fun, conversation and recognition.
Rachel Canelli, Dolores Crawford, Flossie Paul, Lynn Bendann, Marialice Blakely, Nancy Mesick, Tina Greenwood, Barbara Stash and Gerri Hinkle were recognized for five-year milestones.
Jane Scarborough, Bette Coatsworth, Arlene Pollack, Dot Gaboda and Nicole Armani have provided more than 300 hours of service on the NOVA Hotline.
For those who wish to be part of NOVA's large and much appreciated family of volunteers, please contact Julie Dugery, 215.343.6543 or JulieD@NOVABucks.org or check out the NOVA website to get involved.