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Employee receives U.S. President’s volunteer award

President's AwardThe Atlanta (Texas) Police Reserves recognized Captain Dennis Quinn, who is also a CNP Gas Operations service technician, with the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for his long history of volunteer service. This honor, created in 2002, recognizes individuals and families from every age and walk of life for making volunteering a central part of life.

Quinn said, “I have always enjoyed volunteering in my community and working with the public. My most memorable experience was when evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Ike were arriving at shelters here in Atlanta, Texas. Despite being misplaced from their homes, I was amazed how thankful they were for our support upon their arrival. Some were even separated from members of their families, and we were able to locate their shelters to let families know everyone was safe.”

U.S. President Barack Obama said in the award letter, “Congratulations for receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and thank you for addressing the most pressing needs in your community and our country.”