This award recognizes a volunteer whose service took place as part of a faith-based initiative or through his or her place of worship. The volunteer has identified a need within the community and has led an effort to address the need with his or her time and/or non-financial resources. The result of the volunteer’s efforts has had a sustaining and profound effect in improving the condition of the community.
Kim Kimberlin has been the Volunteer Coordinator for Family Promise of Birmingham at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for more than 12 years. In that time, she has worked tirelessly to host more than 250 homeless families who are striving toward stabilization at St. Luke’s. She puts her heart into her work and has bonded with many of these families, having built personal relationships that have endured for years after they leave the program.
Tommy Russell has devoted his retirement to service, working as a volunteer with Woodlawn United Methodist Church’s food ministry. In the past 20 years, he’s made more than 800 trips to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama and driven thousands of miles making deliveries. He even put together a food-delivery program for seniors with mobility issues in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
Congratulations all Faith-Based Volunteer of the Year Award Nominees
- Kim Kimberlin – Finalist
- Tommy Russell – Finalist
- Emory Edwards
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!