Someone Special Volunteers: Northwood’s Battered Women’s Shelter nominates Shelly Geerdes and Phil Hodapp
The Bemidji Pioneer, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, Ken K. Thompson and the United Way are recognizing “Someone Special Volunteers” who have made significant contributions to the community.
The Bemidji Pioneer, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, Ken K. Thompson and the United Way are recognizing “Someone Special Volunteers” who have made significant contributions to the community. Today's volunteers are Shelly Geerdes and Phil Hodapp nominated by the Northwood’s Battered Women’s Shelter.
"Shelly has been on the board of directors for NBWS for the past six years, during this time she has given countless hours of her personal time to board meetings, finance meetings and any other issues that may arise that have needed her attention," a release said.
"She has always been available to the team at NBWS whenever a question comes up or support is needed. In addition to being on the board and chair for the past two years, Shelly has given her time and attention to the Capital Campaign to build a new shelter" the release continued.
"Shelly attends the monthly meetings with the committee, and then gives more of her valuable time meeting with community members and businesses about the important work we do at NBWS. She has been a strong advocate for the victims and survivors here at NBWS. Thank you Shelly for being such an important volunteer in so many ways," the release said.
Phil Hodapp has been instrumental in the NBWS Capital Campaign from the beginning planning stages, to now that we are actively asking for donations from the local Foundations and community members, the release said.
"Phil gives many hours to the shelter by attending monthly campaign meetings and being out in the community approaching local businesses to talk about the important work we do at NBWS every day," the release continued. "He has been a strong advocate for the victims and survivors in the shelter as well as in the community.
"Phil has formed many community partnerships for NBWS that have lasted decades. We are so honored to have him as part of our committee working so hard to get our new shelter built. Thank you Phil for the amazing and tireless work you have done for us," the release said.