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Winner 2001 Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Award

This award, presented by Volunteer Hampton Roads, recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions in the community by a non-profit.

Winner 1997 L.D.Britt M.D. Community Service Award

This award recognizes outstanding leadership in the field of community service.

Honored 1995 Community Leader - First National Congress on Cancer Survivorship

Winner 1993 Outstanding Organization - Virginia Council on Social Welfare State of Virginia

This award recognizes organizations that have greatly contributed to improving life for citizens in need.

Winner 1992 Virginia Volunteer Administrator Award

This award recognizes leaders in the field of volunteer administration and is sponsored by three regional professional associations Colonial Virginia AVA, Northern Virginia AVA and Greater Richmond AVA. Mrs. Filer was founder of LEE's FRIENDS a support program for cancer patients and their families, established in memory of her daughter Lee Harkins.

Winner 1992 Outstanding Organization - Virginia Council on Social Welfare Tidewater District

Winner 1992 Distinguished Merit Award - National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc.

For dedication to the cause of helping others in need. The award was given to LEE'S FRIENDS and Emily Filer, Founding Executive Director. The conference which fights religious and racial prejudice honors resident each year who have shown the love God in daily life, humanitarian service and service to religious institutions in causes that break down barriers between faiths.

Winner 1990 J. C. Penney Golden Rule Award Hampton Roads

A person's worth to a community or nation is no longer measured by his physical assets but rather by his ability to render service to humanity.

Winner 1989 Governor's Gold Medal Award for Volunteer Excellence

One of 7 organizations and 22 individuals who won gold medals. "You have demonstrated a commitment to your community and your neighbors which is truly commendable. I applaud the way in which you have given your time and skills and I know you will continue to enrich us all with your find deeds. I send you my sincere appreciation for volunteering to make Virginia a better place for all." Gov. Gerald Baliles.

Winner 1982 President’s Volunteer Action Award

One of 16 agencies chosen from 2300 nominations for "outstanding volunteer achievement." Nancy Regan said: "This testimonial at the White House…is the way the American people can pay tribute to you for your unselfish and humane work."



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