The entire Champlain Community Services family is proud and grateful to George Elwood, a Direct Support Professional at CCS for his heroism in saving Paul Beth, Jr, from a burning apartment building on June 9th of this year. On August 2nd, the State of Vermont expressed similar pride and gratitude in awarding George the Medal of Valor.

PHOTO CAPTION: George Elwood (right) displays the Medal of Valor award received for saving the life of Paul Betz, Jr. (seated) during an apartment building fire in Burlington. Presenters included (from left) Monica Hutt, Commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), Clare McFadden,  Director, Vermont Division of Disabilities Services, and Amy Roth, Assistant Director, Vermont Division of Disabilities Services

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All three local TV news stations covered the event. Follow these links to see coverage from:

WPTZ Channel 5


ABC 22 / Fox 44