HAMMOND | Karen Banes, of Hammond, recently received a Cargill Cares Volunteer Award for her outstanding volunteer service. Banes has volunteered for four years as a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 518.
To recognize her commitment to the community, Cargill contributed $2,500 to Cub Scout Pack 518. Banes is among a special group of Cargill employees and retirees around the world to receive a Cargill Cares Volunteer Award since its inception in 1998.
“Cargill encourages our employees and retirees to give back to the community and is proud of the unselfish ways in which they enrich the communities where we conduct business,” said Mark Murphy, assistant vice president of Corporate Responsibility for Cargill. “The Cargill Cares Volunteer Awards program is one way we recognize and thank Cargill employees for their important contribution to our communities.”
“Karen has been a tremendous leader in this community for her work in developing 6- to 11-year-old Cub Scouts, along with her environmental stewardship. We are pleased to recognize her efforts,” said Sam Neal, facility manager for Cargill in Hammond.