Mayor Craig A. Moe recently recognized
one of our most distinguished residents, Mr. H. Edward Ricks, for his
outstanding contributions to the citizens of Laurel for his
volunteerism. At the Mayor and City Council meeting of January 12,
2009, “Eddie” was presented with a plaque for his contribution in
assisting the City of Laurel in outfitting and staffing the City’s new
Rehabilitation/Canteen Unit which is used to assist local emergency
personnel during a crisis by providing beverages, food & shelter.
Through Eddie’s guidance, this vehicle has also been present at Main
Street’s Trick or Treat Night, the Inauguration Day Train Access and
Security Assessment and numerous other exercises.
For those who know Eddie, they know that he is not new to
volunteerism. He is a life member of the Laurel Volunteer Fire
Department and the Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad. He has also served on
the City Council as well as been a member of the Emergency Services
Commission since April 2004. He has been retired from the active work
force for some time so now he has the time to devote to helping make
his City a better place to live.
The City of Laurel has many opportunities for its citizens to help
make their community a better place. There are many volunteer
organizations in our area where you can make a difference and get the
satisfaction of helping others. For more information, call the City’s
Volunteer Program at 301-725-5300 ext. 109 or visit the City of
Laurel’s website for an application to find out where you can make a
difference. You can also check out www.1800volunteer.org.