Farrah Overman

Daily Point of Light # 3976 Apr 30, 2009

With her strong passion to help others and devotion to volunteer work, Farrah Overman has made a huge, lasting impact in her local Army community.

There are few volunteer opportunities in the community that Farrah isn’t engaged in. She works almost full-time as the Army community service voluneer coordinator mananging more than 25 volunteers. She assists the volunteer coordinator with training new volunteers and administrative tasks. In addition, she volunteers as a coach for the school wrestling team, teaching self-defense classes to teens and Army spouses. Her activies also include PTSA president, Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Master Trainer, and Girl Scout co-leader. She is also the publicity chair for the Community Club and managed the operations center at the past Army Family Action Plan conference.

As PTSA president, she helped raise money for scholarships and to order new equipment for the school. Her self-defense classes helped ensure that women in the community are prepared to defend themselves. Her work with Army Family Action Plan helps bring to light issues affecting the entire community. As an AFTB instructor, she provides training to new spouses so they understand all the programs available to then and how to use those programs effectively.

Farrah’s humor, passion, drive and ability to keep the end goal in sight are just a few of the qualities that make her great volunteer. For this, Farrah is a Daily Point of Light.