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Homeless advocate honored with Community Service Award

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The Harrison County TRIAD/S.A.L.T. Council met Tuesday to commemorate volunteers in the area who have given countless hours of their time and resources to help those in need. The organization celebrated eight different volunteer groups and individuals.

These groups were all nominated for the John Caranna Community Service Award. This award is given annually to acknowledge the service of a group or individual to the community through volunteering. John Caranna, a deceased charter member, dedicated much of his life to serving others and his namesake award represents that.

The recipient of the award was Lynda Favre with the Shepherd of the Gulf organization. She has volunteered in many community areas from children with special needs to the homeless living in the woods.

Winning the award didn't change the fact that she wanted to be helping someone.

"I almost didn't come," she said of the awards ceremony. "I almost did not come here, because I needed to go deliver a tent. I'm like I need to do this, I just need to do this, and make sure people are still aware of what needs to be happening to help and reach out there. So I did it for that sake. But right now I'm chomping at the bit to go deliver that tent."

Lynda has been continuing to volunteer her time and efforts to the less fortunate, despite a bit of a set back. Her van has recently experienced some crippling issues, leaving her depending on others to get around.

For more information on how you can help, please contact Mag Holland, Director of the Harrison County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at (228) 861-0007 or rsvp@co.harrison.ms.us

TRIAD is a partnership of Law enforcement, senior citizens, and community groups. The organization was created to promote senior safety through education, resources, and advocacy.

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