On Thursday, July 1st, Hands On Nashville announced the recipients of the 2021 Mary Catherine Strobel Awards. The annual awards honor individuals in the Middle Tennessee area that have committed themselves to community service.
Launched in 1991, Hands On Nashville’s mission is to meet community needs through volunteerism. HON’s programs connect volunteers to opportunities supporting more than 200 nonprofits, schools, and other civic organizations; help these partners reimagine volunteer potential; and bring awareness to the challenges facing the people and places in our community. HON is also part of Nashville’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, and coordinates volunteer efforts for the city when disaster strikes.
In one of Nashville’s most difficult years to date, everyday heroes emerged to give their time, money, and resources to nonprofits and community causes. Here are this year’s 2021 Mary Catherine Strobel Award finalists:
Youth Volunteer: Sydnee Floyd, Jumbled Dreams Changing Lives
Adult Volunteer: Teaka Jackson, Love Thy Neighbors
Older Adult Volunteer: Dennis Caffrey, Siloam Health
Group Volunteer Service: Bridge Builders
Capacity Building Volunteer: Corrie Anderson, Community Resource Center
Social Justice Impact: Greta McClain, Silent No Longer
Disaster Relief: Maria Amado, Community Resource Center
Lightning 100 had the privilege of sharing the recipients’ stories on the airwaves. Their dedication to the betterment of Nashville and those who call it home proved to be moving for the entire staff, and thousands of listeners both here in Music City and across the globe. Here their testimonials here: