Plaggerman rewarded for volunteer service


Peg Plaggerman, center, of Maple Lake, received Medica’s Compassion Award for her volunteer work with organizations like Love INC and Action for Children Zambia.

 

Volunteering pays off. Peg Plaggerman, of Maple Lake, is living proof.
As a Medica employee, Plaggerman can earn a $200 donation to any nonprofit organization for which she logs at least 30 volunteer hours.
Little did Plaggerman know that when she logged her hours, including 123 hours for Love In the Name of Christ, she became eligible for Medica’s Compassion Award, resulting in another $500 for that organization and a crystal award to mark the occasion.
“I didn’t even know this award was out there until I got it last Tuesday,” Plaggerman said.
That makes sense considering Plaggerman, like other volunteers, doesn’t do it for recognition.
She has served on the Love INC Big Woods board of directors for five years. Her connection to the organization started with a link to her professional work.
“I got involved because when I worked in Public Health, I sent my clients there because they provided services I couldn’t, such as gas cards, furniture, dishes, sheets and baby items,” Plaggerman said.
Locally, Love INC helps individuals move in and out of Maple Manor.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
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