Lutheran Services Carolinas is happy to announce the winners of the Worker of Wonders (WOW) Award for 2020.
The WOW Award honors LSC volunteers who offer exemplary service and demonstrate significant dedication to the LSC ministry. This year, one volunteer in North Carolina and one volunteer in South Carolina were selected as winners.
Those nominated for the award must have volunteered with LSC for at least one year, and nominations must come from an LSC staff member.
The South Carolina WOW Award winner for 2020 is Louise Deely.
Nominated by Julie Hood from LSC’s child and family services program, Deely has been heavily involved with LSC since 2014 when she served as the LSC Champion for All Saints Lutheran Church.
She has been a staunch supporter of LSC’s Strengthening Families Program. After Deely learned the program was offered by the Children’s Trust of South Carolina, she encouraged LSC to apply for the grant to offer it to families in Charleston County.
Since then, Deely has attended the training sessions, assisted in getting donations for the past two cycles of classes, and made dessert for every family each week.
“Louise doesn’t just jump into an activity or service—she digs deep to understand the program and how it will impact those in her community,” her nomination form said. “She is a whirlwind of energy and has a heart of gold.”
Thanks to Deely’s efforts, LSC has secured a second grant for Strengthening Families and will be able to expand it to Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
I’m very honored, I really am,” Deely said about the WOW award. “There are so many people who do so much, it was just very nice to be nominated. I’m humbled.”