Voice for Gap Kids providing information education and advocacy Voice for Gap Kids providing information education and advocacy
Voice for Gap Kids providing information education and advocacy Voice for Gap Kids

My Accomplishment
2007 Governor's Volunteerism & Community Service Awards in the category of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery
Governor's Volunteerism & Community Service Awards in the category of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery

Tim was nominated by Bonnie Atwood of Richmond, Virginia

I have known Tim Moore since he was a preschooler. I have watched him grow into a fine young man. I've been very impressed by his development into an exemplary citizen.
Tim is Project Director for “Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities—Part II.” He has volunteered many hours of his time and energy to this worthwhile endeavor. He presents an informational talk about disaster preparedness, complete with written information and “go-bags” for each participant. The project goals are to help people to:
(1) Understand disaster
(2) Create a personal support network
(3) Complete a personal assessment,
(4) Make personal disaster preparations,
(5) Identify needed supplies, and make your home and office safe.

Senior citizens, people with disabilities, and caregivers, listen to his presentations called “Make Your Own Go-Bag,” or “Make Your Own Comfort Bag.” Tim has given 212 bags and 85 kits to people in Virginia. He has conducted workshops in Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Goochland County, and Petersburg. He has scheduled events in Chesterfield County, New Kent County, the City of Richmond, and the City of Norfolk. This service-learning project will end in May of 2007. Tim offers customized workshops to fit the needs of the audience. These workshops allow for hands-on activities. He works an average of 33 hours per week as the volunteer project director. He has valued volunteers, including: Deep Run High School students, Goochland Baptist Church, Ms. Carol Daddis, Mr. Colin Maybee, and many others.

Tim has many personal challenges, but he is “unstoppable.” He has developed relationships with wonderful Community Partners who help provide materials and locations for these events. Among these Partners are: The Center for Caring, Deep Run High School, Goochland Baptist Church, Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross, Goochland Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)/ Citizen Corps, Resources for Independent Living, Inc.

In Tim's words, “Each life experience provided me with challenges and disappointments along with empowering me. I have demonstrated the determination and self control to never give up on my dreams, goals, and vision of making a difference in my life and the lives of other youth with disabilities.

Tim planned an event in observance of National Youth Service Day, 2006. It was called “Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities.” The event was held on April 22, 2006, at the Goochland Baptist Church.

I feel privileged to know this young man, and to witness his contribution to this Commonwealth.

From: Bonnie Atwood, Richmond, Virginia