Bluffton woman to receive award at White House

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - President Obama will be honoring recipients of the 2011 citizens medal on Thursday. One of the recipients is from the Lowcountry.

Ida Martin, of Bluffton, will be at the White House as one of the 13 people receiving the nation's second-highest civilian honor.

Martin created Bluffton Self Help to assist working families, disabled residents and senior citizens in the Bluffton area when they suffer a financial crisis.

Martin said her philosophy is to help those who have the desire to help themselves. She's receiving the medal for providing relief to many in moments of despair.

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