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[Top 10 of 2015] #5 NCBAM garners attention

Charity and Children's Top 10 Stories

After five years, the exponential growth of NCBAM has garnered wide spread recognition. In January 2015, the Council on Accreditation (COA – an international, human service accrediting organization) reviewers stated, “NCBAM is an exemplary program that needs to be taken nationwide.” In May 2015, NCBAM director Sandy Gregory was awarded the “Leadership Excellence” award by the NC Association on Aging.

The North Carolina Senate at its May 28, 2015 general assembly session presented a Senatorial Statement lauding the accomplishments of the ministry and the positive impact of its initiatives, outreaches and programs on aging adults and their caregivers. Since 2009, NCBAM has connected more than 2,000 aging adults with volunteer wheelchair ramp builders, mobilized more than 1,200 volunteers who have installed grant-funded smoke alarms, and distributed more than 16,000 Red Bags for medication management. More than 12,000 volunteers have been trained by NCBAM’s regional directors and more than 31,000 volunteer hours have been given in service to the State’s aging.

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