2020 Get Involved Honorees
November 5, 2019 | News
Each year, the Volunteer Center of Lubbock presents "Get Involved" Awards to individuals, families, and organizations who have made an extraordinary impact in our community. The Get Involved honorees are nominated by their peers and selected by a third party. The Get Involved Awards will be presented at the 24th Annual Cornucopia Luncheon on Wednesday, November 4th. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more information on how you can help celebrate our honorees!
2020 Get Involved Award Honorees:
Face Masks for Lubbock - Adult Group
Face Masks for Lubbock began during COVID-19 and supplies essential workers and other at-risk people with PPE.
Mina Bunyard - Adult Individual
Mina volunteers at Lubbock Impact and began a program through the organization which provides hygiene kits to people in need for the holidays.
Tammie King - Adult Individual
Tammie created an “Adopt A Senior” Facebook page when COVID-19 affected high school graduations. This page connects graduating seniors to community members who wanted to celebrate their achievements.
Lynette Wilson - Adult Individual
Lynette began serving food to the more vulnerable people in the community with St. Benedicts Chapel. She now serves on the organization’s board to help them increase their impact.
Kevin McConic - Adult Individual
For ten years, Kevin has served with Lubbock Area United Way (LAUW) in many different roles, currently serving as the Chair of the Community Impact Team.
Abby Dye - Young Adult Individual (under 40)
Abby serves as the Vice President on the board for Grace Campus, acting as a great advocate for the organization and the people that they serve.
Alpha Delta Pi – Epsilon Epsilon - College Group
This chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at Texas Tech University dedicates hours of service to Ronald McDonald House Charities each year.
Robin’s Nest Tutoring - Youth Group
Robin’s Nest is a free tutoring service for all Lubbock students. The organization provides students an opportunity to advance their education without the cost of a private tutor.
Tra’Shun Thomas - Youth Individual
Tra’Shun was a recipient of a Make-A-Wish grant and wants to provide the same experience to other kids. Each year, he donates his proceeds from his Lemonade Day stand to the organization.
Macey Brown - Child Individual (11 and under)
Macey is always seeking out new ways to give back. From gathering cards for a fellow sick classmate to volunteering at several local organizations, she puts her heart into making a difference.
Palmer Family - Family
Matt and Alisa Palmer are co-leaders of the Roscoe Wilson school garden, and with their three children, the family serves at Mama Nel’s, a program run through the Broadway Church of Christ.
First Convenience Bank - Business
The staff of First Convenience Bank is encouraged to serve at local nonprofits, including Buckner, American Cancer Society, and Guadalupe Parkway.
Sandy Garcia - Volunteer Coordinator
Sandy has been the Volunteer Coordinator for the South Plains Food Bank GRUB farm since 2015. Every day she makes sure to create a valuable volunteer experience.
StarCare - Louise Cummins Outstanding Agency or Organization
StarCare is a local organization whose mission is to provide access to a diverse array of specialty healthcare services that support and empower people as valued members of the community. Last year, StarCar served 12,709 individuals, provided 206,000 services, and worked a collective 264,956 hours.
Linda Gaither - Ray J. Diekemper Lifetime of Service
Linda has dedicated her life to bettering others and bringing her community together. Currently, she does this through her position at LCU Board of Trustees and volunteering at Open Door.