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Alice McGowen, a digital volunteer from Jerseyville, Illinois has received the Illinois Governor's Volunteer Service award. She is the Team Leader of the Vulnerable Population/Service Dog Team for Humanity Road, www.humanityroad.org, an award-winning US-based nonprofit. At Humanity Road, she established the Disability, Accessibility and Functional needs social media awareness program and launched a new hashtag, #DAFN, to track information for vulnerable population. She also compiled and shared Illinois state and county vulnerable population registries and promotes them in social media. She is trained in CDC Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications (CERC), ADA Accessible Assembly Areas and is also the recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Obama. Alice has been disabled for 21 years and does most of her volunteering remotely from home on her computer. "Technology and Computers were not her primary skillset... Alice spent many hours studying and attending online courses to improve her skills." Here is the press release.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
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