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April 27, 2020

        Award Winning Volunteers

April 19-25 was National Volunteer Week, and there were many plans in place to celebrate all the individuals who give of their time to strengthen their communities through volunteerism. Due to the pandemic, however, most of the events that were scheduled to honor outstanding volunteers were canceled or postponed. But that doesn't mean we can't give them a shout-out right here.

One group of award winners would have been invited to the MAD Bash in Tupelo. (MAD = Making A Difference) This reception was scheduled for April 23, but the quarantine began before invitations even went out. Below is the list of the outstanding volunteers and the nonprofits that nominated them:


Annette Bannerman -  Tupelo Evening Lions Club
Shawn Evans - Helping Hands Food Pantry
Tom Evans - Regional Rehabilitation Center
Hilary Hamlin - United Way of Northeast MS
Herbert Harris - Vitalant
Jennifer Huddleston - Vitalant
Donna Johnson - Boys and Girls Club of     
                             Booneville/Prentiss County

Mark Lilly - Vitalant
Melissa Mabry - Wear It Well
Nancy Leigh McDade - Regional Rehabilitation

Lorinda McGaha - Boys and Girls Club of
                              Booneville/Prentiss County

Barbara McGee - Life Saver
Tarsha McKinney - Big Brothers Big Sisters
Kathy Reece - Shepherd's Center
Keith Reece - Shepherd's Center
Johnny Ware - Vitalant
Brent Williams - Keep Tupelo Beautiful
Annette Wilson - Early Childhood Coalition
Rheonna Wiuff - Keep Tupelo Beautiful

On a state-wide level, Volunteer Mississippi had scheduled the GIVE Awards for April 20. Three individuals from Northeast Mississippi were slated to be recognized at the luncheon in Jackson:

(Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence)

Katina Davis Holland
Outstanding Service in the Promotion of       Healthy Communities

Dr. JoAnn O'Quin
Marsha Meeks Kelly Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteer Service

Bronson Prochaska
Honorable Mention

Congratulations to all these award winners. And thank you to all the volunteers who serve their fellow Mississippians with kindness, selflessness, and generosity. 


If you are healthy and feel comfortable volunteering at this time, please consider helping one of the feeding programs in Northeast Mississippi. Click here for a list of programs needing volunteers.

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Click on the name of the agency to view the profile page.
- Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes
- Agape Health Services
- A.M.E.N., Inc.
- American Red Cross of
 North Mississippi

- Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Clinic
- Autism Center of North

- Baldwyn FUMC Food Pantry
- Banah Pregnancy Testing 

- Belmont UMC Community    
  Food Pantry

- Big Brothers Big Sisters of
  Northeast Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  Booneville/Prentiss County

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  North Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  Northeast Mississippi 

- Cami Jo Cares
- CATCH Kids, Inc.
- Child on a Mission
- Churches United Food Depot
  of Pontotoc County

- City of Oxford - Recycling
- Comfort Creatures of   
  Northeast Mississippi

- Corinth-Alcorn Animal

- CREATE Foundation
- Early Childhood Coalition
- El Centro
- Empowering Our Girls
- English as a Second

- EXCEL, Inc.
- F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry
- Faith Haven
- Family Resource Center of
  North Mississippi

- Food Depot of Tishomingo

- For the Love of Paws Corp
- Fulton UM Church Food

- Girl Scouts Heart of the

- GumTree Museum of Art
- Helpful Samaritan Food 

- Helping Hands Food Pantry
 and Clothes Closet

- Helping Hands - Helping Homeless
- Hope Unbridled
- Itawamba Crossroads Ranch
- Keep Tupelo Beautiful
- Lee County 4-H
- Life Choices Pregnancy Care

- Life Saver Empowering Girls
- Magnolia Foundation
- Make-A-Wish Mid-South
- Meals on Wheels
- Memory's Magical Dresses
- Mississippi State Department
 of Health

- Mississippi United to End
  Homelessness (MUTEH)

- National Council on Alcohol
  & Drug Dependency

- NextAge Mississippi
- North Mississippi Kidney

- Northeast Mississippi Habitat
 for Humanity

- Oren Dunn City Museum
- Oxford Film Festival
- Parkgate Health Services
- Pontotoc Habitat for

- Reconnect 4 Autism
- Regional Rehabilitation

- SAFE, Inc.
- Saints' Brew
- Sally Kate Winters Family

- Salvation Army of Houston
- Salvation Army of Pontotoc
- Salvation Army of Tupelo
- Sanctuary Hospice
- Second Chances Animal

- Shepherd's Center of
 Greater Tupelo

- Southerncare Hospice
- Special Education and Handicap Bowling Association
- St. Luke Food Pantry
- Talbot House
- The Arc of Northeast

- The Refuge Foster Care

- Tippah Co. Good Samaritan

- Tishomingo Co. Historical &
 Genealogical Society

- Tree of Life Free Clinic
- Tupelo Community Theatre
- Tupelo Housing Authority
- Tupelo Lee Humane Society
- Tupelo/Lee Hunger Coalition
- Tupelo Lions Club
- Tupelo Misfits Leo Club
- Union County Good Samaritan
- Union County Historical Society


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