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Volunteer of the Year

P1000239(Photo by Robert Barossi)

by Robert Barossi

Many organizations, if not all of them, recognize and reward their volunteers. Among those recognitions, there is often a “Volunteer of the Year” award of some type. The National Wildlife Refuge Association recently bestowed this award upon two very worthy recipients, Sharon and Bob Waldrop. The retired couple clearly have a deep passion and dedication for all of the work they do. Traveling in their RV, they spend summers “up north” and winters in southeast Louisiana, where this story comes from. The list of their hands-on volunteer achievements is impressive, from wiring generators to renovating or rebuilding old buildings. Their efforts have likely touched every person who has visited one of the refuges where they have done this great work.