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Idaho Falls couple receives 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service

AARP Idaho announced Mozelle and Don Neville of Idaho Falls were selected to receive the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service.

The award is a symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others.

“Mozelle and Don Neville recognize the important role volunteers play in making society better,” AARP Idaho executive council member Barbara Blasch said. “It is a pleasure to present this honor to people who have given of themselves to make an important difference in the lives of others. Their spirit of service has left an indelible mark in and around Idaho Falls.”

In 2010, the Nevilles began the Idaho Falls Area Humanitarian Center (IFAHC), a non-profit, community based volunteer organization, working to provide a variety of items for those in need across southeastern Idaho. For the past nine years, they have served as IFAHC executive directors. During that time, the center has grown from 25 volunteers distributing 25 products to hundreds of volunteers providing more than 70 products.

The Nevilles also organized a community room where donations of clothing, home goods and personal items are accepted and provided to those in need. These facilities continue to grow and are helping thousands of Idahoans each year.

AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will present the honor to the Nevilles at an upcoming ceremony in Idaho Falls.

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