Recognizing Our Volunteers

April 25, 2022

What a month it's been! During National Volunteer Month, I've had the privilege of spending time with and recognizing some amazing volunteers for their extraordinary service to their fellow Texans. 

I was so excited to host the 2020 and 2021 recipients of the Governor's Volunteer Awards at the Governor's Mansion. After two years of virtual ceremonies, it was so much fun to honor these awardees in person. And I was inspired anew by all of their incredible work! We are so blessed to live in a state where people truly take service to their friends and neighbors to heart. 

Additionally, I was thankful to be welcomed to speak at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's 27th Annual Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Hearing about the many Texans who have committed hours and hours of service to those affected by the criminal justice system was a powerful reminder of not just the character of Texas, but also of the willingness of Texans to help those in need as if they were their own families. 

This month itself has also been a powerful reminder of the importance of volunteers and their immense contributions to making Texas a better place. On behalf of all Texans, Greg and I cannot thank you enough.