Congratulations to several area volunteers who will be inducted into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 21, 2022 during a ceremony at the State Capitol.
The 2022 Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame inductees include:
  • Tom Townsend, Dubuque
  • Tabinda Cheema, Davenport
  • Herbert Hazewinkel, Jr. Peosta
  • Greg Fier, Clinton
  • Edna Schrandt, Decorah
The Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to honor Iowans who have made extraordinary donations of volunteer service to their communities. Nominees must live or operate in Iowa: individuals, national service members, families, groups, organizations, nonprofits, businesses, or corporations may be nominated.
Being selected is the most prestigious state-level honor volunteers can receive; the people selected have freely given their precious time and talent in countless ways to benefit others and have forever changed their community, the state, the nation, or the world.
The Excellence in Mentoring Awards, established in 2009, gives Iowa Mentor certified programs the opportunity to recognize outstanding long-time youth mentors. Individuals selected have served as a mentor a minimum of two years and exemplify both the spirit and positive benefits of mentoring.

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As Americans watch events unfold in Ukraine, many wonder how they can help. Below is a list of organizations responding to the crisis in Ukraine along with information on how you can support their various missions.