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Local residents nominated for Tennessee Outstanding Senior Volunteer honor

April 20th, 2013 2:02 pm by staff report

Seven local residents have been nominated for the Tennessee Outstanding Senior Volunteer honor.


The nominees are listed at www.salutetoseniorservice.com  and votes can be cast through April 30. Tennessee nominees can be found by selecting “Tennessee” at the top of the voting page.


The recognition is part of the Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. The program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Each state winner will be considered by a panel of senior care experts to the national Salute to Senior Service honoree.


Home Instead Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice.


Nominees from Sullivan and Hawkins counties are:


• Bonnie B. of Kingsport. She has volunteered for Girls Inc. of Kingsport for 40-plus hours per month for 15 years. She was nominated by Lisa A. Siegler.


• Ruth N. of Kingsport. She has volunteered for Girls Inc. of Kingsport for 40-plus hours per month for 15 years. She also has volunteered for Morrison City Christian Church 30 hours per month for 50 years. She was nominated by Lisa A. Siegler.


• Joe P. of Mount Carmel. He has volunteered for the Church Hill Public Library 40-plus hours per month for five years. He was nominated by Maureen McDaniel.


• Rachel S. of Kingsport. She has volunteered for the Joyful Stitchers for 40-plus hours per month for four years. She was nominated by Shirley Sullivan, treasurer of Joyful Stitchers.


• Reggie M. of Kingsport. He has volunteered for Engage Kingsport for 40-plus hours per month for four years. He was nominated by Valecia Fillnow.


• Jean H. of  Church Hill. She has volunteered for Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice for 15 hours per month for eight years, and for the Alzheimer’s Association for 15 hours per month for five years. She was nominated by Donna Baker.


• Mildred Y. of Kingsport. She has volunteered for the Kingsport Senior Center for 20 hours per month for five years. She was nominated by Mary McNabb.

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