CREST Awards 2010
Every year, the City of Cupertino honors individuals or organizations making major contributions to the quality of life in Cupertino during the calendar year. The CREST Award, which stands for Cupertino Recognizes Extra Steps Taken, shines a light on these outsanding community volunteers.
Faith in Action:
Faith-in-Action is a team of 11 churches and 1 synagogue, and its representatives from various faith-based organizations, that work to make the WVCS Rotating Shelter what it is. The Board, lead by Mary Ellen Hennig, meets monthly to discuss shelter operations and to establish a working relationship between the different organizations. Mary Ellen Henning won this award in the past, but it is the first time for Faith-in-Action, and well deserved!
Wally Iimura is a stalwart volunteer with WVCS and donates countless hours as an IT professional to the organization. In 2009 alone, Wally donated well over 150 hours on site, but it is the amount of work that he takes home and his undocumented volunteer hours that makes Wally a true hero to our organization. Wally tirelessly dedicates himself to improving our computer system, teaching and explaining in simple, easy to understand terms, and even looks for ways to save the organization money on internet expenses!
David and Susan Wong:
David and Susan Wong have been nothing short of amazing. They have been advocates for low-income families and have far exceeded any expectations put on them when they decided to share a seat on the WVCS Board of Directors. David and Susan are truly unsung heroes within the Cupertino community and together they add a great deal of knowledge, enthusiasm, and compassion to the those who need it the most. You can find David and Susan, out in the community advocating for clients, speaking to City Councilmembers, or recruiting new volunteers and donors to the cause closest to their hearts.