A Hempfield woman who volunteers in a leadership role with the Westmoreland County Young Marines won a national award for her efforts, a year after her daughter won a Young Marines award for her exemplary service.
Sheila Myers, who has logged more than 1,000 community service hours in the past eight years, was named the Volunteer of the Year for the Young Marines for Northeast states — from Maine to Pennsylvania. She commands 15 Young Marines in Westmoreland and oversees Young Marines units in Allegheny, Washington and Cambria counties as commander of a regiment that extends across Pennsylvania and New Jersey and covers the West Virginia panhandle.
“I was very surprised. I was very humbled and was at a loss for words,” Myers said of learning that she was named the Volunteer of the Year in a division with 243 adult volunteers overseeing 31 Young Marines units. She is entered into a competition among the six division Volunteers of the Year who are considered for the honor of the national Volunteer of the Year.
Myers shares the credit with other adult volunteers with whom she works. “One individual does not do it alone.” Without their support, she believes the program would not be as successful. Read More >>
By Joe Napsha
April 23, 2021 - TribLive