Minkler receives President’s Call To Service Award

Published 3:41 pm Friday, April 8, 2011

Pictured from left: Rachel Ramsey, Steps to HOPE executive director; Joyce Minkler; Edith Lance, Second Chance Thrift Store manager and Connie Orr, Steps to HOPE volunteer coordinator. (photo submitted)

In recognition of more than 4,000 lifetime volunteer hours worked in support of Steps to HOPE at Second Chance Thrift Store, Joyce Minkler was awarded the President’s Call To Service Award. This award presentation, made by Steps to HOPE Executive Director Rachel Ramsey, coincided with National Volunteer Awareness Month, which is acknowledged in April.

Minkler began volunteering at Second Chance in 1997 when the store was located at 331 E. Mills Street. She later recruited husband Dale, who joined her as a volunteer when Second Chance moved to its current location at 232 E. Mills Street in 2002. Joyce is responsible for sorting, pricing, displaying and maintaining the fabric and craft section of the store.

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