As I post this note, I am just leaving the national headquarters of the FBI. Luckily my visit with them is not top secret – in fact it is something I wanted to share with you right away.
I just returned from accepting the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. The national award is presented to a select few individuals and organizations who are nominated by FBI Field Offices from throughout the nation each year. In fact, only a handful of Northern Californians have ever received the award.
This award honors the hard work of WEAVE.
The award recognizes the right of every person to live without fear and the importance of the 24 hour response, support, and shelter provided by WEAVE. It celebrates the thousands of hours contributed by 260 volunteers each year. It acknowledges the passion that drives each staff person. It validates the tough decisions made by board and staff leadership over the past four years as we have struggled to do more with less. It reinforces the choices we have made to ensure that we can continue to survive during unprecedented times.
The award honors you and your belief in our work. I wish you could have been here to accept this honor with me. You made this honor possible. Because of you, WEAVE continues to survive and thrive.
You were with me in spirit and I wanted to share the experience. I have included a photo taken during the local presentation to our board and staff in December. Photos from the event will be posted shortly and shared by WEAVE – check back later for the link or go to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WEAVEInc.