MARQUETTE — One local woman was honored earlier this week during Governor Rick Snyder’s annual Governor’s Service Awards for her volunteer work.

Marquette resident Pam Jackovich was the only one of the forty Michigan volunteers who were honored from the U.P. Jackovich has been volunteering for 20 years and has 9,162 hours logged in at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans. When asked how she does it, Jackovich just says she’s thankful for having the opportunity to help our veterans.

“I do it for them,” Jackovich said, “my eyes may be closed to the things that go around, but my heart is always open to their needs, their problems, and having fun.”

This humble woman who does so much for those who served our country only asks for one thing.

“It’s very important that people just start coming in and volunteering and just sitting and visiting with them. They need this.”

Jackovich was selected from over 160 people who were nominated and was a finalist in the Senior Volunteer of the Year award. To find details on how you can contribute and volunteer, call (906) 226-3576