Honoree 2015 – Bill Horwitz

Congrats to Bill Horwitz for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

1OUT_VOLUNTEERINGName:  Bill Horwitz

Nominating Organization:  Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

Honoree Category:  Human & Community

Why Nominated:  I cannot think of a more deserving person for the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards of 2015 than my most dedicated volunteer nominee- Bill Horwitz.

I run the School Pantry Program here at Second Harvest-with 12 school site distributions each month, and Bill volunteers at the majority, if not all of the monthly School Pantry distributions!

Bill continually goes above and beyond the calling role of a School Pantry volunteer.  He is always the first one to arrive at a distribution and the last one to leave.  He has also taken it upon himself to provide each distribution with extra supplies -gloves, hand sanitizer, band aids etc., for myself and the other volunteers in attendance. Volunteering at a School Pantry can be physically demanding at times, and I have yet to hear Bill complain or show any signs of frustration- although he isn’t shy to jokingly state that “”we don’t pay him enough”” or “”he wants a raise””. His spirit is always a joy to have around; he shows compassion to our clients and fellow volunteer mates, and continually strives to make each distribution a successful one.

I want to honor Bill and give him a formal “”thank you!””  And provide him with the proper recognition he deserves for all of his wonderful volunteerism efforts. Our mission here at Second Harvest is to end hunger in Orange County and the values we share include compassion, integrity, stewardship and service excellence, and I believe Bill Horwitz embodies all of these values and more!

Thank you!

Shelby Lanza
Community Nutrition Associate, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

Thank you for this opportunity to honor such a deserving volunteer.

Please write a note of congratulations below!


3 thoughts on “Honoree 2015 – Bill Horwitz

  1. Bill has been a pleasure to work with at the School Pantries I have attended. In addition to the supplies he’s donated, remember that he has also “volunteered” several of his friends and fellow church members like me to staff those tables with you and him, in particular at Lincoln Elementary…You couldn’t find a more deserving person for this recognition.

  2. Congratulations Bill! You are well deserved for this nomination! You have been so great to work with and your kind spirit is always shown. I am blessed to be able to serve and volunteer with you and now know you. You are a true inspiration to my family and I. Thank you for all you do for others.

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