LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- The Greater Lafayette community has no shortage of volunteer and non-profit organizations who make it their mission to better their community.
Those volunteers were honored today at the United Way's volunteer recognition event earlier this afternoon. Leaders from the community and various organizations celebrated the volunteers who improve the community.
Specific awards were given to stand-out volunteers from the Boy Scouts of America, Mental Health America, and Meals on Wheels.
USA Olympic Silver Medalist, Steele Johnson, gave a brief speech about his Olympic career. He spoke about the importance of volunteers and recognizing those who go above and beyond when it comes to volunteering in their community.
“Volunteering is vital in your community because it allows you to get outside of yourself and realize that there are needs people have that need to be met.” Steele said. “If you have the opportunity to take time away from yourself and put it towards them, it's going to fill them up but it's also going to fill you up.”
Both mayors were present to personally meet and greet with those receiving awards.