91-year-old volunteer honored

  • Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Updated Friday, April 25, 2014 5:20 pm

A 91-year-old Georgetown man has been honored as the South Carolina winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award.

Homer A. (Hank) Winter is being recognized for his dedicated community service, including his work at the South Carolina Coastal Animal Rescue and Educational Sanctuary.

A World War II veteran, Winter can be found at the sanctuary nearly every day. He built or helped build almost every enclosure on the property, and he lends his mechanical skills to repair mowers, refrigerators and generators.

He also collects and stores donated bales of hay as he tends to the well-being of the animals.

As one of 50 state winners, Winter earned $500 for his charity of choice – donated by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor.

Winter also will have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on SalutetoSeniorService.com where his nomination story has been posted.

“Hank represents so well the dedication and commitment that make senior volunteers such a value to their communities,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead, Inc.

“He has proven once again that age is meaningless when it comes to making a difference. So many charities, nonprofit organizations and faith communities could not do the work they are doing without selfless volunteers such as Hank.”

For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service program or to download the “give back” resource sheets, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com.

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