Toledo, OH (PRWEB) March 15, 2013
This year Wanda Butts received the YWCA’s 18th annual Milestone Award for her work in social services. Wanda Butts founded an organization called The Josh Project, which provides swimming lessons at low-cost to children in the Toledo area. She has become a nationally recognized advocate for water safety and was also named as a CNN Hero in 2012.
Wanda started The Josh Project after she lost her son, John-Joshua Butts, when he drowned while swimming with some friends. It has then become her mission to educate children on how to swim and on water safety so that no more children will be lost to drowning.
Attorney Charles Boyk, who was recently added to the board of trustees, shares about his feelings towards Wanda’s award. Chuck says, “I’ve known Wanda for over 20 years as a top notch worker in the Toledo court system. Most people talk and never take action. Wanda, through The Josh Project, has taken a tragic situation and turned it into an opportunity to serve the community. She demonstrates courage, vision, and great leadership.”