FLORIDA TODAY, November 2012
VRA winner Moses Harvin Sr of Viera is congratulated by Joe Lee Smith after Thursday night’s FLORIDA TODAY Volunteer Recognition Awards.
Local volunteers who strive to bring attention to those less fortunate in Brevard got a little taste of the spotlight themselves Thursday night when FLORIDA TODAY handed out the annual Volunteer Recognition Awards.
Moses Harvin, whose volunteer work spans several local organizations including the Brevard Community College Board of Trustees, Lead Brevard, African-American Business Leadership, and United Way of Brevard, was named Citizen of the Year.
During his acceptance speech for the award, he said, “To volunteer our time and effort and the resources, to help our children and help our grandchildren to achieve their dreams and build a community … for them to grow is something that we all should be proud of. If I do my little part, and you do your little part, we put all these little parts together, then we can really build a wonderful, wonderful community.”
Harvin thanked his wife, Emma, who has been with him since eighth grade.
He started the Summit of Seven in 1993, a program that asks men to become involved in the community and to spread that faith to seven other men. Many years later, that original group of seven has multiplied to hundreds of men providing many acts of kindness.
In addition to Harvin, Linda Wagner was named Volunteer of the Year, BIMDA was named Organization of the Year and Sorensen Moving and Storage received Business of the Year honors.
“Many thanks to all those who have contributed over the years,” Harvin said.
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