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3Mgives Volunteer Story Archives

Laura Alvarado
Laura Alvarado, technical support assistant, Austin, Texas, mentors at Wooten Elementary School in Austin, Texas, where her service has impacted nearly all of the students.
Greg Amell
Greg Amell, advanced product development specialist, St. Paul, Minn., has sparked a love of science in Burnsville, Minn. sixth grade students.
Chad Benton
Chad Benton, manufacturing manager, Brownwood, Texas, serves on the school board in Early, Texas.
Alice Chu
Alice Chu, retired, Brookings, S.D., tutors students at Hillcrest Elementary School, where she has received the volunteer of the year award.
Bill Cordt
Bill Cordt, retired, Fairmont, Minn., works on fundraising activities for Martin Luther High School in Northrup, Minn.
Ed Evans
Ed Evans, retired, Outing, Minn., was a founding member of the Outing Volunteer Library in northern Minnesota – handling construction, fundraising, and finances.
Don Goetz
Don Goetz, retired, Hartford City, Ind., is the secretary for the “Build a Better Blackford” committee, with the mission to improve housing and home values in Blackford County, Ind.
Wil Hirsch
With 19 years and 8,000 hours, Wil Hirsch’s volunteer service is highly valued by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Paul Kadera
Paul Kadera, advanced technologist, St. Paul, Minn., is a 3M building coordinator for American Red Cross blood drives.
Roger Kopp
Roger Kopp, manufacturing engineering specialist, Springfield, Mo., is the unit commissioner for three Boy Scout troops and three Cub Scout packs.
Richard Lambert
During his 31 years of retirement, Dick Lambert, Martinsville, Ind., has made volunteering his way of life.
Don Lee
Through the 3M CARES Habitat for Humanity project, Don Lee, retired, St. Paul, Minn., handles framing carpentry and installation.
Jeff Lim
Jeff Lim, chemist, Austin, Texas, leads a legion of volunteers to excite thousands of students about engineering through Central Texas Discover Engineering.
Juli Okal
Juli Okal, marketing development manager, St. Paul, Minn., is vice president for the Foster Community Foundation.
Judy Parker
Judy Parker, retired, Emmaus, Pa., is an officer with The American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Tonya Priestley
Tonya Priestley, district sales manager, Portland, Ore., leads a support group for women with breast cancer.
Todd Roethemeier
As a volunteer firefighter with the Glencoe, Minnesota, fire department, Todd Roethemeier, Filtrete assembly operator, Hutchinson, Minn., responds to more than 100 fire and rescue calls each year.
Mark Shoup
Mark Shoup, manufacturing production engineer, Brookings, S.D., is a member of the Brookings Boys & Girls Club Advisory Council and their Resource Development subcommittee.
Michele Whyle
Michele Whyle, head of sustainability and quality, St. Paul, Minn., co-leads Operation Sandlot, a program to redistribute used baseball equipment to children of families who cannot afford their own.
Jen Zoller
Jen Zoller, program manager, is president of Forward: the River Falls Public Schools Education Foundation.
 Volunteer Awards Hero Image Abdul Dire
Abdul Dire's mission is to build sustainable villages in his ancestral region of Ethiopia.
 Volunteer Awards Hero Image Mette Lundsgaard
Mette Lundsgaard, manufacturing products manager, Brownwood, Texas, teaches life skills to young women coming out of juvenile detention facilities, and helps train women for employment.
 Larry Clemens Larry Clemens
Larry Clemens, retired, Minneapolis, Minn., is a self-taught IT specialist who is known as a "one-man geek squad."
 Kari Kelcher Kari Kelcher
Kari Kelcher, technical aide, St. Paul, Minn., turned her horseback riding hobby into a volunteer passion with Stable Pathways.
 Jerry Johnson Jerry Johnson
Every Tuesday morning for 18 years, Jerry Johnson, retired, White Bear Lake, Minn., has served in the 3M CARES volunteer office.
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