Congratulations to the Kern County Sheriff's Desert Group Search and Rescue Volunteers (DGSRV, Inc.) on receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of their volunteer service. In addition, 5 of the volunteers will be receiving the Call to Service Award, a lifetime achievement award that's part of the President's Volunteer Service Award program.

Awards were presented by Senator Jean Fuller, 18th Senate District in a ceremony on Tuesday, December 16th at her office in Bakersfield, CA.

"America's volunteers work to make our communities stronger and safer, " Said Ray Henderson, President and CEO of DGSRV, Inc., "the recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Award are role models for all Americans. Each volunteer hour contributed makes a difference in improving the quality of life for others, and I encourage everyone to contribute to our community by volunteering. Volunteers bring us closer together as families, as communities, and as a nation through their commitment."

This award thanks the DGSRV for their hundreds of hours of service in helping to keep our community safe over the past 12 months. Those receiving the Lifetime Achievement award have each accumulated over 4,000 hours of volunteer service.

We here at Friends of Jawbone thank the DGSRV for helping to keep Jawbone Canyon one of the greatest areas to ride in in the United States. These dedicated individuals have helped find the lost, and helped repair the broken, and we can't think of any group more deserving of national recognition.