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DOVER, Del.- More than two dozen groups and people were recognized Tuesday night at the Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Awards.

For recipient Brian Lewis, the award was unexpected.

"Basically what I do is help out the community, ya know I think it's very important to be out and assisting the disadvantaged, the needy in the community," Lewis said.

But his friend Bud Wagner wanted Lewis recognized for his work in the community, especially with the Dover Interfaith Mission.

"I'm just thankful we have people in the community who will put in the time and effort like people like Brian do." Wagner said.

For Lewis, helping others has been a lifelong call. In September he was honored by former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani for his service during 9/11.

"It was just unbelievable so we got on my friends boat  and drove over to Manhattan and we got people that were trying to evacuate the island over there and brought them back," he said. "I cleaned them, I brought them water and was cleaning them off because they were all full of dust and soot."

Even with the awards, Lewis is remaining humble. "I don't really feel that i'm deserving of these awards because ya know it's like within me to help those in need," he said. "So I think these awards, I'd rather see the homeless get and the needy in society get them."

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