LOS ANGELES — Rotary International has announced that Ray Rangwala, owner of CRDN of Los Angeles and Esteem Cleaners, has received the Vocational Service Leadership Award, according to a press release.
Rotary International and the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club recognized Rangwala for his outstanding volunteer efforts to provide donated clothing to thousands of individuals annually across Southern California, the release stated.
According to the release, this is the first year the Award has been given — and each year, it will recognize one individual for their promotion and advancement of vocational service to their community as well as their commitment to the highest, ethical business standards.
"As the inaugural recipient of this award, I am both humbled and honored to accept this acknowledgement and to share it with all of the project volunteers. The combined efforts of my fellow CRDN of Southern California Partners, Bobby Patel, Dave Suber and Shah Hiten, the participating members of the Southern California Cleaners Association and all of the dedicated Rotary volunteers have granted thousands the ability fulfill one of life’s most basic needs: Clothing for their backs," said Rangwala.
"Ray''s service to the community over these past 11 years speaks volumes about his dedication. And, his efforts to maintain the highest ethical standards for his employees, associates, customers and the public-at-large proves an unwavering dedication to his craft. He''s both an ambassador for Rotarians around the globe and a role model for all California business owners," stated Tom Hardy, governor for Rotary District 5260.
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