FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2020
Local Volunteer and BSU Student Recognized by Points of Light
MUNCIE, IN – Duncan McLarty, LifeStream volunteer and Ball State University student athlete, was recognized as an honoree for the George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration Inspiration Honor Roll. Points of Light is a national organization that works to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. The Inspiration Honor Roll celebrates both acts of kindness and service that demonstrates the light that individuals bring to their community around the world.
Duncan McLarty was nominated by LifeStream Services for the George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration for his remarkable volunteerism during the COVID-19 pandemic. After his in-person classes were canceled in March, Duncan reached out to LifeStream with a simple message, “How can I help.” Since then, Duncan has helped by going grocery shopping and delivering food, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies to seniors who are unable to leave their homes. No request was too far away, too early or late in the day. If there was a need he was ready to ensure it was met.
“Duncan is an outstanding individual who goes above and beyond in everything he sets out to do,” said Laura Bray, LifeStream Volunteer Services Administrator. “He is so deserving to be recognized by such a prestigious organization as he is a true “Point of Light” in our community.”
Volunteerism has been essential in meeting the increased needs among seniors during the pandemic. LifeStream Services and many non-profits rely on volunteers like Duncan to step up during times of crisis. To learn more about Duncan and Points of Light, please visit pointsoflight.org. Those interested in learning more about LifeStream’s volunteer opportunities should contact Laura Bray, Volunteer Services Administrator, at 765-759-3372 or email email@example.com. More information can also be found at lifestreaminc.org/support/volunteer.
LifeStream is an Area Agency on Aging that works to improve the quality of life for people at risk of losing their independence. LifeStream serves over 23,000 seniors and people with disabilities throughout 12 counties in Indiana including Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne. Programs and services include care management, transportation, in-home care, Senior Cafes, home-delivered meals, guardianships, caregiver support, home modifications, information and assistance, volunteer opportunities and more. For more about the organization call (800) 589-1121 or visit online at www.lifestreaminc.org and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lifestreamservices.
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