The 2018 Secretary’s Award for Volunteer Service recognizes significant contributions by DHS 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.
Paula J. Loomis
United States Coast Guard
For amazing volunteerism in approaching the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to set up an all-volunteer Safety Assessment Program to assist in responding to large emergencies, particularly the floods and hurricanes of 2017.