Fairfax County’s DTV Conversion Volunteers Recognized



Contact for News Media:
Grace Lynch, Communications Manager
Adult and Aging Division
703-324-5277, TTY 703-449-1186
Grace.Lynch@fairfaxcounty.gov

November 16, 2009

News Highlights

  • Volunteers with Fairfax County’s Volunteer Solutions were recognized by the Board of Supervisors.
  • The volunteers installed TV conversion equipment into nearly 200 homes throughout the county.
  • Get more information on Volunteer Solutions as well as other services for older adults.

DTV Conversion Volunteers Recognized
(First row, L-R) Scott T. Bennyhoff, Len Pfeifer, Herb Wong, Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova,
Volunteer Solutions Director Ruth Reagan, Supervisor Pat Herrity, Elliott (Pete) Brown, John Peters,
Randall (Scotty) Scott. (Glenn Willis is not in the photo.) (Back row, L-R) Supervisors Catherine Hudgins,
Michael Frey, John Cook, Penelope Gross, John Foust, and Linda Q. Smith.

Fairfax County DTV Conversion Volunteers Recognized for Helping Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Volunteers with Fairfax County’s Volunteer Solutions were recognized by the Board of Supervisors for helping older adults and adults with disabilities prepare for the nationwide change to digital formatted television. The volunteers installed TV conversion equipment into nearly 200 homes throughout the county.

The board recognized the volunteers during its November 16 meeting. Randall (Scotty) Scott, John Peters, Herb Wong, Elliott (Pete) Brown, Len Pfeifer, Scott T. Bennyhoff and Glenn Willis provided over 750 hours of volunteer time.

Their efforts helped people, who would not have been able to convert their televisions without assistance, continue to have TV access. During the presentation, Volunteer Solutions Director Ruth Reagan read part of a thank-you letter from one of the recipients:

“Sometimes we are blessed to meet special people. The volunteer who came to my home to attach a box to my 15-year-old TV is just such a person. I am 96 years old and my sister, who lives with me, is 99. We are now enjoying our favorite TV programs.”

The Volunteer DTV Conversion project was a joint project of the Department of Family Services’ Volunteer Solutions program and the Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Protection. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging provided partial funding.

Volunteer Solutions is part of the Department of Family Service’s Division of Adult and Aging Services. Visit services for older adults, or call 703-324-7948, TTY 703-449-1186.

The Volunteer Solutions program aligns with the Fairfax 50+ Action Plan.


Department of Family Services
Division of Adult and Aging Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/
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