Gary Oppenheimer to be Honored !
Ampleharvest.org is to be recognized for exceptional service by the Points of Light organization at an awards ceremony at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC on Friday, October 11, 2013.
Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, will also be giving the annual Tribute Awards to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, corporate service leader Citi and to Amy Paterson, a cancer survivor who came up with a novel child care solution for parents in treatment.
The Points of Light Tribute Awards honor individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to volunteering and service have made their communities and the world better – safer, greener, healthier, more equitable, more prosperous, more educated and less vulnerable – and whose leadership inspires others to discover their power to change the world.
According to AmpleHarvest.org Founder and Executive Director Gary Oppenheimer, “We are delighted and honored to be recognized by Points of Light. AmpleHarvest.org, a four year old charity, enables millions of backyard gardeners nationwide to donate their excess garden produce to a nearby food pantry when they have harvested more than they can use. It functions as a resource enabling any backyard gardener to help end hunger, malnutrition and food waste in their own community."
The event, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Neil M. Bush and His Excellency, The Ambassador of Italy, Claudio Bisogniero and Mrs. Laura Denise Bisogniero, will be emceed by Fox New’s Greta Van Susteren and Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis.
Gary Oppenheimer was a long time MCI Mail sales agent during the 1980s and 1990s.
Update - 10/15/2013
From left, Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi, Gov. Chris Christie, Gary Oppenheimer and Amy Paterson
"Gov. Chris Christie and Fellow Honorees Shine at Points of Light Tribute Awards"
Point of Light Blog - 10/14/2013