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Local volunteer receives GEMA Volunteer of the Year Award

(Source: EEMA) (Source: EEMA)


Effingham County's, Jean Vaught, received the State of Georgia - Volunteer of the Year Award from The Georgia Emergency Management Association.

Jean Vaught received the prestigious award for her volunteer work with the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency. Jean was vital in the overall implementation and success of the Warming Station that was opened during the winter ice storms.   
Edwin Myrick, the Director of Effingham Emergency Management, presented the award to Jean Vaught in front of her church family at Gateway Community Church in Rincon. 

In addition to volunteering with Effingham Emergency Management, Jean Vaught is a volunteer with Back Pack Buddies, which helps feed local children, and is a dedicated volunteer for the Family Promise Program of Effingham.  After receiving the award, Jean headed out to help feed the homeless population, as she does every Sunday.


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