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Helping hands: Hartsfield Host program
celebrates its volunteers

By DeAllous Smith

On April 22, the Hartsfield Host volunteer program held an awards luncheon to celebrate its most valuable asset: its people.

Since 1996, Hartsfield-Jackson’s volunteers have been an integral part of the facility’s operations. There are 50 Hartsfield Host volunteers, who collectively served 7,408 hours in 2010.

“Every day is a new experience,” said Danny Filey, a volunteer who donated more than 1,000 hours of service last year. “I enjoy helping others. Plus, I worked at Eastern Airlines for 22 years, so Hartsfield-Jackson has always been my home away from home.” 

Louis Miller, Aviation general manager, and Arnaldo Ruiz, assistant general manager for Commercial Development and Customer Service, commended the volunteers for their outstanding commitment to the Airport and honored them for their individual years of service.

“The massive amount of people willing to volunteer is fantastic,” Miller said. “We’re delighted to have each of you. Thank you for being such an important component of our customer service team, and thank you for everything you do.”

Many Hartsfield Host volunteers can be spotted throughout the Airport in red vests, sweaters or jackets with the Airport logo.

Before concluding the program, Jan Lister, Airport customer service administrator, and Brenda Sims, Hartsfield Host volunteer coordinator, issued certificates of appreciation and individually recognized volunteers for their extraordinary service.

“We’re holding today’s luncheon in celebration of you,” Lister said. “The Department of Aviation wants you to know how much we appreciate you. I personally want to thank each of you for donating your time and your energy. Thank you.”

Aviation General Manager Louis Miller thanks the Hartsfield Host volunteers at an awards luncheon on April 22.

Aviation General Manager Louis Miller thanks the Hartsfield Host volunteers at an awards luncheon on April 22.

Volunteers were honored for giving 7,408 hours of their time to serving the Airport.

Volunteers were honored for giving 7,408 hours of their time to serving the Airport.



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