Winchester woman honored by Virginia governor


A combination of nine people and organizations in Virginia were honored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe as recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards, recognizing their volunteer work in their local communities.

One of those people is Fran Ricketts. She’s the president of the Congregational Community Action Project (CCAP), a council of 200 churches and synagogues dedicated to addressing the needs of the poor and disadvantaged in Winchester.

Ricketts manages the entire program, from fundraising to recruiting volunteers.

“I’ve volunteered at CCAP for 32 plus years. And it’s not just my volunteer job, it’s my life. You know my heart and soul is in this organization, which is CCAP and helping this community,” Ricketts said.

Each year, CCAP helps more than 34,000 families in the community.

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