A lot of people like to slow down and take it easy when they retire but for some, retirement leaves more time to volunteer as one Reno man is proving. Tonight we honor him with the Jefferson Award for outstanding community service.
Ken Brooks divides his time volunteering at the Crisis Call Center in Reno, where he answers phones and counsels people who are overcome by stressful situations in their lives. He also helps out by serving up meals to the less fortunate at St. Vincent's Dining Hall. Brooks say there's a huge need for more volunteers in our community, and he says he gets great satisfaction by knowing that he's helping others who need it.
"Its always better to give than to receive. I worked for a lot of years, I was blessed to retire and I just love doing this stuff now. It's very rewarding," Brooks told News 4 after earing the award.
News 4 and Wells Fargo congratulate Ken Brooks, our Jefferson Award winner for the month of October. If you know of someone who deserves to be nominated for the Jefferson Award, drop us a line here at the station, 1790 Vassar Street, Reno, NV 89502.