The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office honored its dedicated volunteers Thursday at its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
More than 200 volunteers provide specialized assistance and outreach to inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, offering religious services, Bible study, substance abuse recovery programs, tutoring, yoga and even musical instruction. Approximately 60 volunteers attended the luncheon at the Faith Activities Center at First Baptist Church.
Bettina Deynes, human resources director for the city of Alexandria, gave the keynote speech and joined Sheriff Dana Lawhorne in presenting each volunteer with a certificate of appreciation and a gift.
In his closing remarks, Lawhorne expressed his deep gratitude to the group of talented and committed volunteers.