Justin Inscore honored for “Outstanding Volunteer Service” by Homes of Hope, Inc.
Justin Inscore, a participant of Monarch’s Stanly Industrial Services (SIS) in Albemarle, a day program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has volunteered at The Community Inn for Homes of Hope, Inc., a non-profit organization seeking to reduce homelessness in Stanly County, since it opened its doors in September 2009.
Every weekday morning, Inscore heads to the Community Inn, an emergency housing facility in Stanly County, to assist with cleaning the facility. He vacuums, dusts, helps with laundry and carries out the trash. As of a result of his hard work, dedication and his nearly five years of service to the Community Inn, Inscore was recently presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for “Outstanding Volunteer Service” by Community Inn Director Diane M. McClinton.
"We have had many volunteers over the years, but none as dedicated as Justin. Not only that, he makes my day with his great smile,” McClinton said. “So, I wanted to recognize his hard work and dedication as we serve Stanly County’s homeless men, women and children.”
Curtis Moore, a development specialist at Monarch who works with Inscore, said since receiving the honor, Inscore has been extremely excited to earn such a special recognition while achieving one of his personal goals to give back to the community.
“This has sent him into orbit,” Moore explained. “It’s great for him to be recognized because the highlight of his day is his volunteer work. Justin is a hard worker and I love his determination.”
Moore has been working with Inscore for two years, and says during that time he has seen him grow and his skill level increase. He said Inscore loves to give back to his community. He also volunteers with Meals on Wheels and Clean Up with Parks and Rec in Stanly County.
Inscore is among the dozens of people with disabilities statewide supported by Monarch who gave their talent, energy and time in 2013-2014 – exactly 33,215.44 hours of their time. That dedication and level of service to communities across the state yielded an economic impact of $698,852.86, according to the Independent Sector, a national organization that estimates the value of volunteer time for North Carolina at $21.04 per service hour.
Established in 1958, Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges. Monarch is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and and certified by The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA). The organization, which operates the Arc of Stanly, is an affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people living in our communities, please call (800) 230-7525.