On May 14, 2018 at the 2018 Spring Popover Event at the Jordan Pond House, Island Connections announced Mary Smith as the recipient of the David P. Evans Memorial Award to the outstanding Island Connections Volunteer of the Year. Mary joins a wonderful group of volunteers who have been added to the list and been honored as our “best of the best”! Island Connections volunteers and most notably our volunteer drivers, embody the essence of Island Connections’ service to our neighbors. They are the ones making the true “connections” that our neighbors appreciate for their transportation needs to important medical appointments and procedures, to market for groceries, or just out on personal business. Our volunteers also nurture the relationships that demonstrate the kind of care and compassion that make this island a better place to live. Every single drive by our volunteers-often or occasionally, around town or across MDI or as far as Bangor, many or a few-makes the contribution to helping seniors and people with disabilities live independently in their homes. Mary is proof that you can make a great difference in your own community by driving your neighbors to their needed appointments with a smile, friendly conversation and by having a real commitment to the overall mission of Island Connections.
Pictured: Doreen Willett, Executive Director and Mary Smith