Literacy Volunteers – Waterville Area awarded 6 Who Care Agency of Distinction

Literacy Volunteers – Waterville Area’s President Janna Townsend, right, and Eve Sotiriou accepted the 6Who Care’s Agency of Distinction award, at a ceremony held at the Portland Museum of Art. (photo courtesy of Lucille Murphy)

NewsCenter Maine, Channel 6, makes 45th annual presentation

News Center Maine has announced that Literacy Volunteers – Waterville Area, has been named this year’s winner of the 6 Who Care Agency of Distinction award.

Literacy Volunteers – Waterville Area’s Eve Sotiriou, with Lee Nelson, of WCSH TV channel 6. (photo courtesy of Lucille Murphy)

For the past 45 years, Literacy Volunteers – Waterville Area has provided free, confidential, one-on-one literacy instruction to adults. By working with adults who have never learned to read, those where English is a second language and teaching parents how to help with their child’s reading skills, Literacy Volunteers – Waterville Area is helping to create successful families.

Who Care is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to honor volunteers and agencies making a difference in our community. These volunteers could be neighbors or friends of yours. They build, they teach, and they inspire. They are people that go about their day never expecting a thank you for the things they do.

NEWS CENTER Maine partners with United Way of Greater Portland and our sponsors, TD Bank and Dead River Company, to honor the volunteers who see a need in our communities and fill it with care and dedication.

This is the 20th anniversary of 6 Who Care. 140 winners have been able to allocate their grant winnings to local nonprofits throughout Maine.

NEWS CENTER Maine’s 2019 6 Who Care winners have been selected. Our Board of Governors had the difficult task of choosing the winners from a group of volunteers that are all helping to make Maine communities better places.

Literacy Volunteers – Waterville Area’s Eve Sotiriou, center, is sandwiched by Pat Callahan, left, and Amanda Hill, both of WCSH TV channel 6. (photo courtesy of Lucille Murphy)


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