Reaching both a national and an international audience after the publication of his very inspiring, prize-winning story ‘Wet Matches’ on Amazon.com, emerging writer and Air Force veteran Randolph Randy Camp was presented THE “Martin Luther King, Jr.-inspired” PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD & LETTER OF APPRECIATION from THE WHITE HOUSE during a special ceremony held at the Calvary CME Church in Buffalo, New York on January 15, 2012. This historic ceremony was facilitated and conducted by the Gamma Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, which awarded author Randy Camp and other Outstanding Military Veterans for their passionate community spirit and service….(‘Wet Matches’ is an entertaining story which takes a very contemporary look at America’s ever-increasing bullying, youth runaway and teen homelessness issues, including homeless youths living with HIV/AIDS)…*The following is a copy of the President’s Award Letter presented to Writer Randolph Camp…
THE WHITE HOUSE
Mr. Randolph R. Camp January 15, 2012
Congratulations on receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and thank you for helping to address the most pressing needs in your community and our country.
In my Inaugural Address, I stated that we need a new era of responsibility–a recognition on the part of every American that we have duties to ourselves, our Nation, and the world. These are duties that we do not grudgingly accept, but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit than giving our all to a difficult task. Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise.
Our Nation faces the most challenging economic crisis in a lifetime. We will only renew America if we all work together. Individuals, the private sector, and government must combine efforts to make real and lasting change so that each person has the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential.
While government can open more opportunities for us to serve our communities, it is up to each of us to seize those opportunities. Thank you for your devotion to service and for doing all you can to shape a better tomorrow for our great Nation.
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Randolph Randy Camp’s fourth novel ’29 Dimes’ is a love story amid a crazy explosive summer.
One summer. Seven hearts. 29 Dimes. It wasn’t your typical LA summer. No one could’ve predicted what happened that day in Silver Lake. It was a summer of passion, confusion, and growth. One hot, crazy summer. Seven hungry hearts. 29 Dimes. Award-winning, prolific writer Randolph Randy Camp creates a moving, tender love story amid a wild, crazy summer as Teki, Ronnie, Pepe, Brittany, Kalib, Tip, and Valerie each will have an experience that will shape and change their young lives forever. Valerie has the kind of natural beauty that belongs on magazine covers. All the guys in Silver Lake dream about her. One guy will get lucky this summer and win her heart. Pepe’s mouth has always gotten him into trouble. A talented street poet, will Pepe’s provocative, ‘in your face’ anthem ‘Hear My Echo!’ get him into trouble at this summer’s Silver Lake street festival? Teki will be the first to admit that she’s certainly not your typical Chinese girl. A gifted musical prodigy, Teki once got kicked out of a prestigious music academy for rocking a reggae rhythm instead of the required Beethoven tune at her classical piano recital. Now, at seventeen, Teki fronts an all-girl progressive reggae band in Silver Lake. Kalib is a young Armenian computer whiz who is hoping to win Valerie’s heart this summer. Carrying the agonizing weight of his family’s dark past on his shoulders, Kalib believes that Valerie’s love could wash away all of that pain, if only he could somehow convince her to go out with him. A gifted storyteller, Randolph Randy Camp offers the reader a realistic glimpse of contemporary life in the Los Angeles community of Silver Lake. If you still believe that love can happen to the most unlikely people and that love still can be found in the most unusual place then Randolph Randy Camp’s ’29 Dimes: A Love Story’ is for you. One summer. Seven hearts. 29 Dimes.
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