Teens struggling with suicidal thoughts can often feel like they are alone. That’s why three students in Chippewa Falls wanted to make sure everyone who is struggling knows, there are people out there who care.
A Chippewa Falls woman volunteers her time to help mold the next generation of volunteers. That’s why Mary Jacobson is the March Jefferson Award Winner.
Immigration reform has been a hot topic in Washington and across the country. While the debate over who should be a citizen continues, one Eau Claire volunteer, Mary Erickson, is working to make sure those who qualify are prepared.
This month’s Jefferson Award winner is well-known in Eau Claire’s baseball community, but it’s his work off the field that earned Andy Neborak this honor.
The December Jefferson Award nominee has volunteered his time so that others in the community can be healthy. Ken Adler is among a small group that got the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic off the ground.
This month’s Jefferson Awards winner is a man used to feeding the community almost every day. However, there is one day this restaurant owner shuts down, so he can serve a hot holiday meal to those who would otherwise not have one. His name is Randy Schneider and he is the November Jefferson Awards winner.
Kathy Campbell spent 25 years working for the Eau Claire School District. Despite no longer receiving a paycheck, Campbell still can be found in the classroom, now as a volunteer.
September’s Jefferson Award winner is helping the community one meal at a time. Everett Tillung cooks for thousands of people in Eau Claire from the hungry to the elderly.
When floodwaters hit the Arcadia community in July, a local volunteer was not the first to help, but she was certainly the last.
After years of as an officer at the Eau Claire Police Department, July’s Jefferson Awards winner had the goal to stay active in retirement. That passion for fitness has become contagious, spreading throughout the L.E. Phillips Senior Center.
Many times, News 18’s Jefferson Awards winner is an unheralded volunteer, making the community better from the background. But June’s recipient is a face familiar to many in the Eau Claire community.