Sequim volunteer, 70, recognized for work

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — Norma Snelling, a 70-year-old volunteer from Sequim, has been recognized for her community service, including her work at the National Search Dog Alliance.

As one of 50 state winners, Snelling earned $500 for the alliance, donated by Home Instead Inc.

Snelling will also have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on, where her nomination story has been posted.

Snelling recently took time to certify canine teams for King County to ensure additional teams of canines and handlers could act as relief in the mudslide recovery efforts in Oso.

“Norma represents so well the dedication and commitment that make senior volunteers such a value to their communities,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead Inc.

“She has proven once again that age is meaningless when it comes to making a difference. So many charities, nonprofit organizations and faith communities could not do the work they are doing without selfless volunteers such as Norma.”

Snelling is among the 62 percent of seniors ages 68 and older who volunteered their time in the past year, according to a recent Marist Poll.

For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service program, visit

Last modified: April 26. 2014 5:37PM
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