Bill and Joann Whitehouse of Peachtree City receive the Volunteer Achievement Award from the national nonprofit Operation Homefront.

Special to Fayette Newspapers

Bill and Joann Whitehouse of Peachtree City received the Volunteer Achievement Award from the national nonprofit Operation Homefront during the Fourth Annual Peachtree City Invitational sponsored by The Home Depot on May 7 at Flat Creek Golf Course. The couple has supported the golf tournament since its inception.

Operation Homefront Atlanta-based Area Manager Elizabeth Scott nominated the couple.

“Bill single-handedly sold all of the hole sponsorships for this year’s tournament, which resulted in $6,400 of sponsorship income,” Scott said. “He was an ambassador for the organization and encouraged individuals and teams to sign up to play. Bill also serves on the Regional Advisory Board, where he participates in quarterly meetings and uses his development contacts to expand his reach beyond the golf tournament.

“Meanwhile, Joann has been a great sounding board and resource for all things fundraising. Joann is continuously thinking of new exciting ways to raise money and organize the volunteers. She knows her community in ways that are incredibly valuable to the staff members who do not live in the area.”

This year, the tournament raised an estimated $65,000 to help Operation Homefront build strong, stable, and secure military families through its critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing, and family support services. Ninety-two percent of Operation Homefront’s spending goes toward its programs serving Georgia’s and the rest of the nation’s military families. Additional tournament supporters included Chick-Fil-A, Andersen Windows, Simonton, Cox Enterprises, The Brian Arnold family, and BCI.

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