Barb Blackmore, 2019 Marshall County Governor’s Volunteer Star

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On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Barb Blackmore, co-founder of Moms On A Mission, was presented with the 2019 Marshall County Governor’s Volunteer Star Award at the Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board meeting.

Barb was nominated by a peer and selected from an incredibly altruistic group of applicants. When Barb’s oldest son Clifford was deployed overseas with the Army, she felt a calling to provide for local soldiers as well, thus Moms On A Mission was created. Moms On A Mission is a local organization that sends care packages to deployed soldiers all over the world. They send everything from homemade cards and Girl Scout cookies to live trees during Christmas-time. Barb’s tireless efforts to fundraise and provide these care packages for active duty military as well as being an advocate for local veterans are very appreciated within our community.

Blackmore is also invited to attend the statewide recognition ceremony on Feb. 9, 2020, where she has also been nominated for the Governor’s Volunteer Star Award at the state level. Volunteer Tennessee is coordinating the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards at the state level. Volunteer Tennessee is the 25 member bipartisan citizen board appointed by the Governor to oversee AmeriCorps and service-learning programs and to advance volunteerism and citizen service to solve community problems in the Volunteer State. For more information about Volunteer Tennessee and the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards, please visit www.volunteertennessee.net.

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