Violet Richardson Award-II
Samantha Tiley volunteers at the Keystone Opportunity Center where the mission is to provide the education, food and housing services community members need to become self-sufficient. She began her service at her father’s side as he carried out volunteer maintenance work for the housing department.
Today she volunteers weekly at the food pantry and at all the Keystone food drives. Over the past seven years, she has been rewarded regularly by the satisfaction she feels at hearing expressions of gratitude from those who receive food and a place to sleep for themselves and their family.
Samantha has been honored with this award as a result of her long history of volunteer activism and her ability to identify a problem in our community and attempt to solve it.