Power of One Foundation SOV 21

Published: April 2, 2021

Honoree’s Name: Ana Bautista

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Ana’s work ethic and the way she has championed POOF’s mission as her own makes her extraordinary. Her heart is huge and energy, endless.
Ana has gone above and beyond to help her community, working closely with working closely with POOF on a DAILY basis since the pandemic began. She helps at the POOF warehouse, supervising other volunteers with food packing & donation sorting.
Honoree’s Name: Omar De La Torre

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Omar does everything with a great attitude and a smile on his face. No matter how much work or how little sleep, he always arrives with joy. He goes the extra mile and allows POOF’s food assistance program to run smoothly, supporting his community.
Omar has been helping run POOF’s warehouse operations and food distributions on a DAILY basis. He is a servant leader and he leads by example, teaching his two high school sons, who help POOF as well, the importance of volunteerism.
Honoree’s Name: Jessica Saldivar

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Jessica is a gifted pastry baker & chef. She has supported POOF with her gifts since the beginning of the pandemic. No matter how big the job, she is never daunted by it. She just gets it done and does it cheerfully. We could not have cared for our volunteers the way we did in 2020 without her.
Jessica didn’t hesitate to step up early on in 2020. She began feeding our volunteers fresh, delicious meals at our large-scale food distributions. During the summer she was feeding as many as 150 volunteers during our Saturday events at the OC Fair.
Honoree’s Name: Mona Francoi

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Mona works hard and has a huge heart for service. She is one of our volunteer leader, helping run our main food distribution every single Saturday. She leads with kindness and patience.
You can always spot her at our events because she is always dancing. She brings good energy everywhere she goes and is a delight to be around. All our regular volunteers know and love her. She helps with volunteer management and paperwork as well.
Honoree’s Name: Jennifer Reich

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

From packing food bags at our warehouse in March of 2020 to waving at every single car as they leave our food distributions throughout the whole year, Jenn has brought a cheerful spirit week after week. She has been one of our most regular volunteers for over a year now. If that doesn’t show her heart for service & volunteerism, we don’t know what does.
We are so grateful that she chose to be the smiling face that every single car gets to see and they leave, sending them off with lots of love. She has been at this post without missing a Saturday since the pandemic hit.