Governor Charlie Crist recognized volunteers from across Florida with a Points of Light award for their commitment to volunteerism and serving the state. They each had a chance to meet the governor at a reception in their honor.
We spoke to one former FSU student who was recognized for his service to disabled Floridians. Carlos Montas serves on the Governor's Commission on Disabilities and he says it was honor to receive the Points of Light Award. "Because of my position on the commission I've been able to make recommendations and just continue to work and continue to be an advocate, not just for the blind, but for all persons with disabilities." said Montas.
Volunteer Florida says the Governor's Points of Light Award was established in 2000 and its recipients have ranged from 6 to 101 years old.