Giving Tuesday Community Volunteer Spotlight

We celebrated Giving Tuesday 2021 Blade & Timber style, asking our communities to nominate their MVVs (Most Valuable Volunteers). These are people who go above and beyond to donate their time to make their cities, services, and people around them better. Here’s you who nominated, and who we selected as 2021's MVV:

2021 Giving Tuesday Most Valuable Volunteer:

Cary Fender of Seattle, winner of Blade & Timbers Giving Tuesday giveaway, stands on top of a mountain with a walkie-talkie.

Cary Fender | Seattle

Charity: Mt St. Helens Institute

Nominated by: Emily Halvorsen

About Cary from Emily: 

“Cary is not just a volunteer for MSHI but she is also a mentor volunteer, meaning that she trains volunteers to be certified to be out on their own. Cary is a mountain and hiking steward for the institute and roves the trails around Mt St. Helens, interacting and educating visitors to the area. She also roves the climbing route and climbed several times this past summer-mostly as a mentor, so others would be certified to volunteer on their own. One of these trips, she took my husband and another volunteer and they witnesses another climber break their leg. She took charge of the situation, made the patient comfortable and radioed in to coordinate with the volcano rescue team. Cary is completely selfless and donated a good portion of her life this summer to making sure other volunteers were well-trained and ready for any situation on the trails. She definitely deserves a well-earned reward for all her efforts.”

Emily, we could not agree more! Congratulations Cary. Because of your dedication to better your community, this Giving Tuesday Blade & Timber Seattle will be donating $500 to the Mt St. Helens Institute.

Know someone worthy of winning next year’s Blade & Timber MVV? Stay tuned, nominations will open Fall of 2022.

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