Nancy Vanderpool, of the Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness, recently received the Jean Bosch memorial Broad Shoulders, Big Heart Award from Vashon HouseHold. Bosch, who died last year, was active in many social issues and founded Vashon HouseHold.
On May 20, Vashon HouseHold Executive Director Chris Szala and board members Bill Dorn and Leslie Ferriel (who is also Bosch’s sister) presented Vanderpool with the award at the Methodist church, where Vanderpool is a member. Szala and Dorn both praised Vanderpool’s tireless work on behalf of low-income islanders. In turn, she accepted the flowers and plaque that came with the award, sharing Hillary Clinton’s message that it takes a village to care for others.
“Vashon is one of the best villages I have lived in,” she told those gathered. “This is your award too.”