Elton Peterson has been involved with the De Pere Community Center since 1999. His volunteer efforts at the center consist of helping with the Nutrition Program, meal delivery and seasonal events. During his almost 21 years of service at the Red Cross he has volunteered more than 5,500 hours and has provided approximately 10,000 rides to clients over the age of 60 or otherwise disabled. He also has volunteered hundreds of hours delivering blood and blood products to patients in need at area hospitals. Additionally, as a member of De Pere Area Men’s club, Elton served as a captain of one meal route, delivers meals every week and heads a paper pick-up in De Pere every month. On top of everything, Elton is a volunteer musician with three local bands, all of which he has played with for at least 25 years.
For Elton’s dedication to volunteering in his community, he was awarded the June Wisconsin Heroes Award.