Community Outreach

Thursday, March 20, 2014  02:09 PM

On March 20, 2014 InDyne’s Western Range Operations, Communications, and Information (WROCI) employee Mark Danehy was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award at the 2014 Air Force Association Social.


Volunteer of the Year Award

WROCI Mark Danehy accepting the
Volunteer of the Year award

Mr. Danehy was honored for his support as volunteer chef for Vandenberg Chapel’s Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Mardi Gras, and Pancake Breakfasts. Traveling to Santa Maria’s Mr. Danehy helps serve meals to the local homeless and others in need at the Good Samaritan Shelter. Performing heavy yard work and improvement projects for Carmelite Nuns living between Lompoc and Buellton he also assists in fund-raising drives and collection on needed supplies for Lompoc’s Pregnancy Support Center. Mr. Danehy has tirelessly supported St Jude’s Children’s Hospital and their services to the children, held a radio-thon and provided staff assistance to local St Jude’s Dream Home fundraisers. Mr. Danehy supports the Base Chapel during critical staff shortages, set up for religious ceremonies, and gives support to Chaplains as needed.

Mr. Danehy provides needed computer support/repair assistance to Vandenberg’s Retiree Services Center and local retirees as well as assists in the preparation of meals for local military and base community families during deployment or times of sickness.

Mr. Danehy volunteers as a part-time faculty member at Allan Hancock College where he instructs courses in the Life and Physical Sciences department. In addition to his teaching load, he volunteers as tutor and mentor to base personnel in college math courses. Mr. Danehy also serves as a  substitute teacher in Lompoc School District where he leads challenging math and science classes. Mr. Danehy generously provided cost-free transportation to the local High School band during fund raising efforts to pay for their competition expenses and assisted local youth club sports team with fund raising efforts.