Soule honored with Granite United Way volunteer award

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Karen Soule. Courtesy Photo/Granite United Way

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Last month, Manchester Board of School Committee Member Karen Soule was honored at the Granite United Way’s Annual Reflections of Resilience event for her volunteer work.

Soule was honored for her efforts volunteering throughout the pandemic helping to distribute food to families across the city.

She said that earning the award was an unexpected, humbling experience.

“I’m really humbled by this award. I’m just one person, we had an army of volunteers out helping the community,” she said. “Like Barbara Bush once said, everyone has something to give and that’s what it’s all about.”

“We are so fortunate to have incredible volunteers, and this year we are proud to recognize Karen Soule with the VOLUNTEEER Award in our Southern Region,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way. “Karen’s volunteerism across the community, her commitment to education and the way she served as an active part of the Fuel our Families program are just a few things that illustrate the positive impact she is making.”

The event, which was held virtually this year, also honored Amoskeag Health and NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire with the ADVOCATE Award for their efforts in distributing over $100,000 in COVID-19 relief funds to those in need locally as well as Southern New Hampshire University, which earned the GIVE Award for their efforts in addressing food insecurity in the greater Manchester area. The LIVE UNITED Award was also given to wedu for their years of in-kind support to the Granite United Way

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.