A volunteer with over 9,000 hours for Veterans

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

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Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.