The Secretary’s Award for Volunteer Service recognizes significant contributions by U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees who serve as volunteers with non-profit or community service programs or activities. The employee’s contributions should be direct, sustained, and have meaningful results for individuals or the larger public good.
This year's winners are listed below, along with a description of their contributions and achievements:
For providing invaluable and life-affirming hope and help to children suffering from cancer through the Toy Box Foundation.
Thomas W. Doolittle, ICE
For giving selflessly to help improve the lives of veterans as well as other individuals around the world by providing donated wheelchairs, walkers and crutches to nursing homes.
William Penaloza, ICE