Wednesday, August 18, 2021

DAR Recognizes Ron Williams With Service Award

Pictured, from left Holly Hayick, Pennsylvania State Society, DAR, Community Service Award Committee, State Chair, Elizabeth Watkins, Pennsylvania State Society, DAR, State Regent, W. Ronald Williams, Recipient, Deborah Scholl, Valley Forge Chapter, DAR, Chapter Regent, Sara Jane McCurdy, Valley Forge Chapter, DAR, Community Service Award Committee, Chapter Chair

Blogger's Note:
The following was submitted by the Valley Forge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Valley Forge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution presented W. Ronald Williams of Pottstown, PA, with the National Society, Daughters of American Revolution Community Service Award in recognition of his outstanding volunteer service not only to his community but especially for his humanitarian outreach for Native Americans.

NSDAR honors men and woman who have contributed to the community in an outstanding manner through voluntary heroic, civic, benevolent service, or by organizing or participating in community activities.

“Mr. Williams is an excellent candidate for this award,” said presenter Sara Jane McCurdy, Chair of the Community Service Award Committee for VFDAR. 

“He is passionate about Native Americans and twice a year collects supplies and funds for the impoverished residents of the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation in Wanblee, South Dakota, where the unemployment rate is 80 percent,” she said.

Mr. Williams is a retired Army, 1st Class Petty officer and also a Navy veteran. He has made several of these humanitarian trips at his own expense (fuel, food, and lodging) with a trailer packed full of items for the Pine Ridge residents. His most recent trip included non- perishable food, clothing, and household items.

Mr. Williams is planning a fall trip and hopes to fill his trailer with school supplies.

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