Jessica Padgett

Daily Point of Light # 4334 Sep 16, 2010

Jessica is the co-founder and president of the Rotaract Club of Metro Detroit (RCMD). She also is an AmeriCorps member serving as a Volunteer Services Coordinator for The Guidance Center. Jessica volunteers because she believes that one individual can make a difference.
Under Jessica’s leadership, the Rotaract Club of Metro Detroit has had a major impact on clean drinking water safety. Partnering with “A Vision for Clean Water,” the organization has raised more than $3,000 for ceramic filters to be made and supplied to Nepalese villages.

The RCMD also collaborates with other non-profit organizations in order to make a difference. The “Hats for Homeless Drive” campaign collected and delivered more than 2,500 baseball caps to the homeless in the Detroit area with the help of the Salvation Army’s trucks.

The Guidance Center is a non-profit organization that provides more than 40 programs to low-income children, families, and adults that focus on treatment, prevention, education, and growth. As an AmeriCorps member for the Center, Jessica’s creation of a volunteer program has brought more awareness to the community in an organized manner and has helped others make a difference in their community.

Jessica considers herself a “humanitarian in training.” She inspires individuals everyday to make a difference and encourages others to do what they can, no matter how small the gesture.