Winrock International, a charity founded by Winthrop Rockefeller to focus on development and agriculture, nominated Khalid Hameed for the President's Volunteer Service Award, Bronze Medal. Dr. Hameed, who works with the Duke Mycology Group, completed over 100 hours of volunteer service working on the "Farmer-to-Farmer" project funded by US-AID, in which he taught young Bangladeshi farmers how to cultivate mushrooms. In addition to tending mushrooms, participants created a community mushroom house and association, and went on to train more farmers in their region. The President's Volunteer Service Award was created by President George W. Bush in 2002 and is recommended by a consortium of charitable organizations, business entities, educational institutions, service organizations, and so on.
Our congratulations and thanks go to Khalid!