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:
OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS OF
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
Mark Lilly - Vitalant
Melissa Mabry - Wear It Well
Nancy Leigh McDade - Regional Rehabilitation
Lorinda McGaha - Boys and Girls Club of
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:
GIVE AWARD WINNERS:
(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
Congratulations to all these award winners. And thank you to all the volunteers who serve their fellow Mississippians with kindness, selflessness, and generosity.
FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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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