Larry V.

Fontana, CA
Nominated by Nancy Cirino

Volunteered for:

Volunteers for Veterans Foundation

Length of Service:

80+ hours per month for 25 years

February 21, 2014

Larry Volk never really retired. He simply shifted his energies to the development of The Veteran Car Show at Loma Linda, California. From the Car Show came the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation. The name Larry Volk has become an icon in the fund raising circles of the Inland Empire Southern California.

Over the past 24 years, Larry's unstoppable energy and commitment to our Military Veterans has expanded beyond the car show. He has also lent support to many local car clubs and other organizations in their efforts to raise funds for charities.

Larry Volk was one of the first volunteers in 1990 when The Loma Linda Veterans Memorial Car Show was started. A group of volunteers from local car clubs got together to help raise funds for the patients at the Loma Linda VA Healthcare System in Loma Linda, California.

Larry took over as chairman of the Car Show fundraiser in 1994 when founder, Mike Wilburn, passed away and he is responsible for the successful event the show has become. Under his leadership, many of the volunteers have been on the committee for the past 24 years and chair the same committee job each year. Their dedication to Larry and what he has accomplished is remarkable.

With the help of his wife, Betty and their family, the Car Show Committee developed into the success it is today. Under the guidance of Larry and Betty, The Volunteer's for Veterans Foundation (a Non-Profit 501C organization) was founded in 2009.

Finally deciding to slow down a little, Larry stepped down as Car Show Chairman in 2012, but to this day remains a driving force as Chairman for The Volunteers for Veterans Foundation. His dedication to Military Veterans and passion for others in the community who need assistance is unsurpassed. Your consideration of Larry Volk as recipient of your honor will be appreciated.

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Prize Description

The National Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $5,000 donation, courtesy of Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network. Each Local Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $500 donation. All Winners will receive a certificate and a spot in the Contest’s “Wall of Fame” here on in recognition of their outstanding service.

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