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Maine Sheriffs’ Association recognizes Volunteers of America’s June Koegel

Posted Jan. 17, 2014, at 3:48 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Volunteers of America Northern New England’s President and CEO June Koegel was awarded the Maine Sheriff’s Association’s 2014 Presidential Award, during the Maine Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference on Jan. 16, in Portland. She was cited for her support of Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams), a free weeklong summer camp for deserving fifth- and sixth-grade Maine children.

For 20 years, June Koegel has been one of Camp POSTCARD’s greatest advocates and supporters. Through the partnership of Maine Sheriffs’ Association and Volunteers of America, Camp POSTCARD has made a profound difference in the lives of more than 3,000 Maine children. This year, another 150 children will be chosen by school counselors and law enforcement officers to attend the camp located at Agassiz Village in Poland.

Volunteers of America Northern New England is an affiliate of Volunteers of America, one of the largest nonprofit agencies in the United States, annually serving over 2 million people in more than 400 communities in 44 states.

VOANNE operates 30 programs in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, including 10 affordable housing programs for seniors, two housing programs for homeless veterans, multiple housing options for people challenged with mental illness, youth engagement programs (Camp POSTCARD and Action Teams), innovative community justice and adult correction programs, and assistance with rehabilitation, financial counseling, wrap-around support services, case management services, and community mediation.

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