Presti and Thomson Honored by Tedford Shelter

Story posted November 02, 2005

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Joel Presti, Tedford Shelter Executive Director Don Knisely, and Matt Thomson after the award presentation.

Joel Presti '06 and Matt Thomson '06 were honored for volunteerism and community service at the Tedford Shelter's annual meeting, held on the Bowdoin College campus, Tuesday, November 1.

Presti and Thomson were presented with the Margit Cook Award. The award, established in 2001, is given annually to one or more persons who have demonstrated exemplary volunteer service to Tedford Shelter, served in a formal volunteer capacity for at least five years, and been recommended by Tedford Shelter staff as persons of great integrity and outstanding volunteer service.

While Presti and Thomson have been volunteering at Tedford for four years, the organization waived the five-year requirement in order to honor these dedicated Bowdoin seniors.

Tedford Shelter is a Brunswick nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in midcoast Maine. It is the primary provider of shelter and services to the homeless in the region, which includes all of Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, Cumberland county south to Freeport and Androscoggin county north to Lisbon.

For more information about student volunteerism at Bowdoin, contact the Community Service Resource Center at 798-4133.

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