Lisa Doig leads a community organization that was established to improve communications and disaster preparedness and response in the Hispanic community in northwest Volusia County in the state of Florida. Working with community leaders, she was the driving force in creating the GCRD in 2007. The GCRD includes members from major groups in the northwest Volusia County area: United Hispanics, Farm Workers Association , Community Foundation, Battered Women Advocates, Catholic Charities, Nation Farm Working Ministry, Volusia County Schools and others.
Kayla M. Drummond has taken part in a variety of volunteer efforts in her Deltona, Florida community. She has served one year as an eighth grade mentor at Heritage Middle School. In addition to mentoring, Kayla is also an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts of America. As a result of her volunteer work, Kayla has been nominated as a Citizen of the Month in the past two years of school. Kayla participates in almost any event that involves community service at Heritage Middle School. She constantly seeks out activities where she can work with people and help others.
Sew Many Memories creates Memory Bears, pillows, and heart shapes for bereaved family members. With the help of hospice counselors, a bereaved individual chooses an article of clothing from a loved one who had passed away and gives it to the group. The group, in turn, lovingly creates a keepsake bear or pillow. Over the past year, this group has made more than one hundred fifty memory items from bowling shirts, pajamas, night gowns, tee shirts, bathing suits, bably blankets and even uniforms.
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Gina Marie Incandela is a 6 year old girl who donates her time and performances to various charitable organizations and causes on a regular basis. She addressed the community needs for education and awareness of many causes such as autism and cancer. The community and the world are different as a result of Gina's efforts. She touches people in a very special way and draws attention to issues within the community that affect almost all members at some point in time. She uses her voice to reach people that might never have given such issues any thought, if not for seeing and hearing Gina.