McCallie sophomore Gabriel Montesinos Corzo was one of seven honorees at the annual United Way Volunteer Champions Awards Banquet April 23. The banquet honored local volunteers who dedicated themselves to taking action and solving problems in the community.
The United Way recognizes special volunteers from the following seven categories: community, education, environment, health, national service volunteers, youth and a corporate volunteer award. Gabriel was the recipient of the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.
Gabriel volunteered his time for two months this past summer at the Samaritan Center in Chattanooga and continues to help out the organization. The Samaritan Center is a non-profit social services agency that provides assistance with food, rent, prescriptions and utilities in Hamilton County. Its motto is “Help for today. Hope for tomorrow.”
“Being able to give back and helping others gives me a good feeling,” Gabriel said. Gabriel is a day student and the son of David and Maria Morris of Chattanooga.