La Crosse woman getting Volunteer of the Year award for West Central region of Wisconsin

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A local woman is being recognized by the state of Wisconsin for her community service. Marti Clark will receive the Volunteer of the Year award for West Central Wisconsin.

Clark is a volunteer at Coulee Region RSVP, an organization that finds volunteer opportunities for people 55 and older.

Clark says she’s been volunteering for about 11 years, doing everything from knitting to stuffing envelopes to mail out to potential donors.

“It gets me out of the house, the house is kind of lonely sometimes,” said Clark. “It’s just a great way to give back to your community. I love what I’m doing, I’ve met some really great people, the camaraderie with the people is really fun, and the staff here are awesome.”

Clark heads to Madison on Thursday to receive the award from Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes and first lady Kathy Evers.

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La Crosse woman getting Volunteer of the Year award for West Central region of Wisconsin