National and Survivor of MV Christena Tragedy, Loughton Sargeant, Receives US Presidential Americorps Lifetime Achievement Award

St Kitts and Nevis National Loughton Sargeant receives US Presidential Americorps Lifetime Achievement Award

In a remarkable acknowledgment of dedication, Mr. Loughton Sargeant, a survivor of the MV Christena tragedy and a St. Kitts and Nevis National, has been bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Americorps. This prestigious recognition comes not only as a testament to his resilience but also as a symbol of his unwavering commitment to service.

Hailing from the twin-island Nation of St Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Sargeant’s remarkable journey began with surviving the MV Christena disaster. His subsequent journey towards dedicating over 8300 hours to volunteer service in the United States exemplifies his compassion and willingness to make a difference.

This recognition underlines his outstanding contributions and exemplifies the unifying spirit of service that knows no boundaries.

The honour also reflects the values upheld by Americorps and the Office of the President of the United States, represented by President Joseph Biden. As a beacon of service, Mr. Sargeant’s story resonates globally, reminding us of the transformative power of dedication and compassion in shaping lives and communities.

While presenting the honour, US President Joe Biden congratulated Loughton Sargeant and said he is presenting his President’s Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his 8,300 hours of service to this great country.

He added that throughout the nation’s history, the American story has been supported by those who comprise optimism about what can be with the strength to turn that vision into reality. President Biden added that he knows that he is not alone in recognising those willing to step up and join in service of the community and nation are important to the ongoing work of making the perfect union.

On behalf of the American people, he extended his heartfelt appreciation to him for his volunteer leadership, and he encouraged him to continue to answer the call to serve and added, “The country is counting on you”.

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