The Community Volunteer of the Year award recognizes outstanding service by a person who, through personal efforts, a civic or service organization, community group, the arts, sorority, fraternity, trade association or union, has volunteered to work to better the lives of others. The notable Awardee has engaged in meaningful volunteer service that has had a measurable difference in the community.
Jim Harbour’s work with the Shepura Men’s Center, a Jimmy Hale Mission transitional support program for homeless men, spans 17 years and demonstrates the powerful impact of fellowship. Faithful and amazingly consistent in his weekly service (in 17 years, he’s missed only one day), he has played a key role in encouraging clients in their social and spiritual growth.
Each week, Brooklyn Pickle spends three hours in the first-grade classrooms at Gardendale Elementary, where she helps students develop their reading and math skills. She also serves as an important role model for the children: Brooklyn has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. She harnesses her own life experience to make a lasting impression and show students the importance of perseverance.
Congratulations all of the Community Award Nominees
- Jim Harbour – Finalist
- Brooklyn Pickle – Finalist
- Kevin Dunn
- Ben Hamm
- Marianne Hayward
- Teresa Zuniga Odom
- Pat Vandermeer
IGNITE 2020 will be an interactive virtual affair (IVA) on the same date and time as before, Thursday, April 23, 2020, beginning at 10:30 am. We plan to celebrate our famous volunteer finalists in grand style on our digital platforms and through social engagement.
Keep the date, change the location for IGNITE 2020, April 23 @ 10:30 am!