The Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award program recognizes volunteers throughout the state of Georgia (ages 13 and over) who exemplify leadership and dedication to bettering their communities. We know that many organizations rely on quality volunteers to create and facilitate programs that benefit many lives throughout the state of Georgia and this award is designed to recognize and reward these individuals.
Each month during the 2014 season, beginning in September, an Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback of the Month winner will be selected. Click here to view 2014 Community Quarterback Award Winners!
An Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback MVP will be selected by a panel of civic and community leaders and announced at the annual Atlanta Falcons Community Honors Dinner on Monday, December 15. The MVP will receive an additional $4,000 grant to the organization served.
The Atlanta Falcons are pleased to announce Dennis Nelson as the Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award Winner for December for his volunteer work at I CARE, Inc.
Dennis has been a volunteer driver with I CARE, Inc. for over seven years. He uses his own vehicle and pays for his own gas to provide free transportation to medical appointments for senior citizens in DeKalb County at least once a week, but will frequently take on a second or third ride if needed. Not only does Dennis provide transportation, but companionship as he also volunteers to sit in the waiting room. Dennis has had a strong impact on the seniors in his community, thus improving their overall health, safety, well-being and allowing them to maintain their independence.
I CARE, Inc. is a DeKalb County based nonprofit that provides free transportation to medical appointments to low income or no income senior citizens living in DeKalb County using volunteer drivers. I CARE, Inc. has been providing this free service to seniors citizens for over 13 years. The purpose of I CARE (Interfaith Companion And Ride Express) is to provide free transportation and companionship for low income senior citizens of all faiths living in DeKalb county, especially in underserved areas to their medical appointments.