Sunday, April 24, 2005
Bowling Green resident Rosemary Alexander is truly a person to look up to for her tireless volunteer work for agencies and churches throughout the city.
Alexander was presented the 2005 Volunteers in Action Volunteer of the Year Award for her work with The Salvation Army and 11th Street Baptist Church.
This is quite a prestigious award and it is quite obvious that Alexander is deserving of it.
Alexander has a history of helping those in need.
Before volunteering in her current capacity, Alexander worked as a caregiver to Garland Reeves, an 84-year-old man who passed away earlier this week. She worked with him from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m., then went from there to volunteer at The Salvation Army until 5 p.m. and then did it all over again the next day.
What is so admirable about Alexander is that helping others is what drives her.
Her unselfish acts are nice to see and show what type of caring, compassionate citizens this community produces.
Alexander says that seeing others less fortunate and being able to help them keeps her own life in perspective.
One of her former pastors gave her some wonderful advice at one time.
When you feel sick, go help someone else thats really in need, she said. It will boost your spirit back up and make you want to do more.
Anne Grubbs, president of the Volunteers in Action and enrichment coordinator for Bowling Green-Warren County Community Education, said people such as Alexander are a vital part to our community.
The volunteers are invaluable to the community, she said. Places like The Salvation Army couldn’t operate without volunteers.
Alexanders work truly is a blessing to those she helps on a daily basis.
Her selfless acts do wonders for those less fortunate and make a difference in their lives.
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