Chris Loft, 28, was one of The Centerâ€™s Volunteer of the Year Award recipients. Pictured is Loft (left) having dinner with Ricky Phillips and Alyssa Strong (right), participants in RealLife, a club offered at The Center. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Chris Loft, 28, is a body mechanic by day and a youth mentor by night.
He doesnâ€™t view himself as anything extraordinary, but to The Center for Whitley County Youth, Loft is an outstanding volunteer.
At the annual benefit cook-off for The Center, Loft was awarded one of the Volunteer of the Year Awards.
â€śI am at The Center almost every day,â€ť Loft said. â€śI have the luxury of working a job that allows me to be there shortly after school to volunteer. I donâ€™t see it as an obligation, but a privilege to invest in the lives of these students.â€ť
Loft came to Columbia City approximately a year ago. His best friend and The Centerâ€™s Program Director Todd Blanton, lured Loft into devoting his time to teens.
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