FLEMINGTON, NJ - Linda Bryant, a registered nurse, has been honored by President Barack Obama with his 2015 President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Bryant is the Director of the Center for Healthy Aging. Her award is for her volunteer work for United Way of Hunterdon County.

In a letter she received from President Obama, Linda was thanked for her service which “demonstrates the kind of commitment to (her) community that moves America a step closer to its great promise,” according to a press release from Hunterdon Medical Center.

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The Corporation for National and Community Service gives the award to “celebrate the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and the world.” Those who receive the award must have dedicated more than 100 hours of volunteer services to one or more of the registered organizations. The award is reserved for those whose dedication to bettering their communities truly makes a difference.

Bryant, being one of the honorees, has given more than 100 hours of service over the course of a year to United Way of Hunterdon. She helped spearhead an employee campaign at Hunterdon Healthcare – HMC’s corporate parent –  which has raised more than $1 million total for United Way over the past 23 years. In addition to her devotion to United Way of Hunterdon, Hunterdon Medical Center says Bryant has been a dedicated employee there for more than 40 years.

Volunteer service is one of the most important components to a community’s success, and it is people like Bryant who help the community thrive, according to Bonnie Duncan, CEO of United Way of Hunterdon.

“Linda is a fabulous volunteer,” said Duncan in the press release. “She’s been with me since I started United Way, helping me with the HMC campaign and beyond. She is someone I can always reach out to especially when I, or someone who has reached out to me, need some help, guidance, referral, information on how to navigate services, or just a shoulder to lean on.”