ADEL — It’s National Volunteer Month and AT&T is celebrating Adel resident and recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), Trent McCollum.

McCollum is among 4,288 AT&T employees nationwide to receive this honor. These employees logged a minimum of 100 service hours last year, with many volunteering more than 500 hours.

“These individuals help our communities every day. Whether it’s mentoring students, cleaning up our parks or feeding the hungry, our employees are giving back,” said Lane Mansell, vice president/general manager, AT&T Northern Plains. “In honor of National Volunteer Month, we congratulate these employees and hope their stories inspire others as much as they inspire us.”

Trent, a DirecTV Home Services technician, volunteers with the Adel Fire Department. He also spends time at his local school as part of WatchDOGS, a reading and math mentoring program for kids in grades 3-5.

These moments of giving can add up to millions of service hours. Community service has been an integral part of our company culture for more than 100 years and takes many forms. All AT&T employees and retirees volunteered more than 5.4 million hours-just in 2016.

Points of Light, an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, administers the PVSA. The award celebrates the impact we can all make to better our communities and world. Every American, youth to senior, is eligible to receive the honor.

AT&T has recognized employees with the PVSA since 2012. The company submits a record of employees’ annual volunteer service hours to be verified and considered for the award.

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