2016 Richardson Real Heroes Chosen
Richardson Real Heroes has chosen seven volunteers from five organizations to recognize this year for their unselfish and unheralded work to improve the lives of Richardson residents. The volunteers will be recognized with a ceremony and reception at the Richardson Civic Center on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7 p.m.
The 2017 honorees and the organizations for which they volunteer are:
* Christie Abbott & Jerry Moore, CARE Corps – Richardson East Church of Christ
* Walter & Kay King, Friends of the Richardson Library
* Beth Chisum, Methodist Richardson Medical Center
* Ruth Ann Aldridge, NETWORK of Community Ministries
* Diane Hodges, Richardson Adult Literacy Center
This group was chosen from nominations made by residents and nonprofit organizations of all types serving the community. There was an increase in the number of nominations this year and all of the nominees were worthy of being recognized. The Real Heroes committee chose this group for their extraordinary and longstanding service, with little public recognition, said Barbara Berthold, chair of the Real Heroes committee. The Richardson Coalition extends its appreciation to the committee members for their dedication.
The event honoring the Real Heroes will have video highlights of each Real Hero and a program honoring volunteerism in the community. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeannie Stone, superintendent of the Richardson Independent School District.
The April 6 event, sponsored by the Richardson Coalition, is open to the public and we invite you to join us in honoring the 2017 Richardson Real Heroes. Please RSVP by April 4 to RichardsonRealHero@gmail.com. More information about the Richardson Real Heroes Program can be found at www.RichardsonRealHeroes.com.