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Local couple to receive AARP award

An Idaho Falls couple will be honored Tuesday with the AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award.

Mozelle and Don Neville will receive the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service. The award is named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. It 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. 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,” said Barbara Blasch, a member of the AARP Idaho executive council and Andrus award selection committee.

The Nevilles began the Idaho Falls Area Humanitarian Center in 2010. The non-profit, community-based organization provides a variety of items for those in need. The center has grown from 25 volunteers to hundreds, delivering more than 70 products.

Amy Pancheri, who nominated the Nevilles for the Andrus Award, said, “Mozelle and Don’s leadership of the center exemplifies AARP’s vision ‘to serve, and not be served.” They have been true examples of serving their community, loving their neighbors and inspiring others to help.”

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