On Thurs., April 21, Hands On Nashville celebrated Middle Tennessee volunteers during a luncheon for the 30th Annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards, the community’s largest celebration of volunteerism. For the University’s “125 Hours of Service” project last fall and overall service initiatives, Belmont was named a finalist for The Civic Volunteer Group Award, which recognizes representatives of civic, membership, faith-based or noncorporate groups that volunteer together for a specific cause or issue.
More than 600 volunteers and agency representatives attended the luncheon and ceremony at the Music City Center downtown. Presented by Hands On Nashville, the annual event recognizes volunteers for their outstanding contributions to the community. The Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards are named in memory of the late Mary Catherine Strobel, known for her extensive and charitable efforts toward improving the lives of Middle Tennessee’s homeless, impoverished and less fortunate populations. The annual awards ceremony celebrates her service and recognizes those who continue her legacy.