Those honored during the event exemplify Abode Services’ mission and spirit, and showed why the organization has had such success moving people off the streets and into homes. They received their awards in a public ceremony held Monday evening at Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont. The awardees hailed from Fremont, Newark, and Milpitas.
Those honored included:
Mr. John Louis Holmes – Distinguished Service Award
A volunteer for Abode Services since 1992, John Louis Holmes’ many volunteer duties include picking up bread, pastries, and other donations at local stores to benefit single adults and families in our programs. He also delivers donation bins to local schools, businesses, and churches, and picks up the donations for delivery to Abode Services’ emergency shelter. During his 24 years of service, he also has recruited family, friends, and church members to join him in volunteering for Abode.
Premier Nissan Kia of Fremont – Community Partner Award
Employees at Premier Nissan Kia of Fremont have provided generous support to Abode Services, including providing Thanksgiving meals and donating a new commercial-size refrigerator and sports equipment for children. Recently, the dealership’s employees cleaned and painted one of the dining rooms at Abode Services’ emergency shelter. In addition, they have sponsored Abode Services’ annual Journey Home Breakfast fundraising event.
FireEye, Inc. – Corporate Partner Award
Last summer, the Milpitas-based cyber security firm’s employees made major improvements to the family room, playground, and garden at Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter. Their work included: cleaning 20-foot-high ceiling ducts; planting flowers; cleaning and replacing ceiling light bulbs; painting walls, doors, and fences; repairing various shelter items; cleaning playground equipment; and vacuuming and organizing furniture.