GEORGE ALEXANDER VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
The George Alexander Volunteer Service Award was created in memorial of a friend of American veterans who was quite simply known as “Mr. Volunteer.”
Rarely in the limelight, and always there in the trenches, never asking for credit, even when it was so truly warranted. Almost embarrassed when the richly deserved credit was given, no project was too small or forbidden to try and tackle. No task was too small or seemingly unimportant that George Alexander would not put forth his total commitment and boundless energy.
George Alexander was a career Veterans Administration employee and an avid stamp collector, who found a creative way to share his stamp collecting passion with veterans in VA hospitals. George assisted stamp collectors with the paperwork required for a tax deduction and in turn they donated their collection to veterans in VA’s hospitals. The Blinded American Veterans Foundation honored George Alexander efforts by commissioning his portrait on a United States Postage Stamp which was unveiled in a Capitol Hill ceremony.
Each year the Blinded American Veterans Foundation recognizes two individuals and one corporation with the George Alexander Volunteer Award for their efforts in support of blinded and sensory disabled veterans.
Previous recipients of the George Alexander Volunteer Service Award include: Pfizer Inc., Pitney Bowes, AMVETS, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic â, Ben’s Chili Bowl, U.S. Marine Corps Brass Quintet and the VA Medical Center in Washington, D. C.