Retired Marine Wins Senior Volunteer Award
Retired Maj. Melvin McLaughlin (USMC), 95, has been named the winner of a national volunteer award.
(NAPSI)—The volunteer efforts of a retired military man have earned him a commendation.
Retired Maj. Melvin McLaughlin (USMC), 95, has been named the winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® Contest.
He is being recognized for his work, which began more than four decades ago, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vermont. McLaughlin started his volunteer work there when he retired after a 25-year career with the U.S. Marines. Since then, he has taken on whatever job had to be done, whether it was delivering newspapers, taking food orders or simply spending time with patients.
The Home Instead Senior Care network launched the Salute to Senior Service program in 2012 as a way to recognize the many contributions that seniors make in their communities.
The retired major was selected as the winner from among nearly 1,300 nominees nationwide. A $5,000 gift will be donated by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor, to Gifford Medical Center in honor of McLaughlin’s dedicated service.
For more information about the Salute to Senior Service program, and to learn more about nominating someone you know in 2014, visit the website at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com.