Sam and Jean Guyton Receive Heart of Volunteerism Lifetime Achievement Award

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, hundreds gathered at the McNichols Civic Center Building to celebrate volunteerism and two special community volunteers at Metro Volunteer's Heart of Volunteerism. Sam and Jean Guyton were the recipient of the Heart of Volunteerism Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given to an individual or individuals who through a lifetime of service, has accomplished significant change in the community by encouraging and supporting the volunteer efforts of others.

Sam and Jean Guyton initiated the establishment of the Holland & Hart Foundation in 1998. From organizing clothing, food and toy drives for foster children, battered women, and Haitian orphans to visiting and delivering meals to local disabled and home-bound people, coordinating shoe drives and backpack food drives for local school children or painting and repairing homes of low-income elderly citizens, the Holland & Hart Foundation offers help to those in need. In 2012 the Foundation touched the lives of nearly 16,000 individuals through a wide range of projects.