Supporting military families in need is important to Melissa Swift of Elizabethtown.
Swift, a military spouse of almost 16 years, took on the role in October of program manager for Operation Homefront Tennessee/Kentucky. The organization provides assistance to lower enlisted military and their families and wounded warriors.
Vine Grove resident Kimberly Mohammed is a U.S. Army veteran, La Leche leader, homeschool parent and author who, in 2010, faced the realization her 1½-year-old son, Kazi, was regressing developmentally.
Renae Harrison is happily retired from her role as Hardin County adult education coordinator. Although she thoroughly enjoyed her job, she says did it so well she wasn’t needed anymore and retired in October.
And that was fine with her. It had actually been a goal.
Through life’s challenges Joyce Hamilton persevered and now her focus is caring for those in need in the community. Homeless at 19 years old in Brooklyn, Hamilton had two children and was leaving an abusive relationship.
When SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program held a special video presentation in early October unveiling an addition to the Elizabethtown shelter, it was the culmination of lots of work, not the least of which was done by Janice Rawson.
Rawson, a public administration specialist with Lincoln Trail Area Development District, worked to find funding for the expansion.
Author Lenora Rodgers uses her love of writing to help support organizations in the community.
She said she was an “Army brat’ and an only child. The family moved around a lot during her father’s career in the military and she remembers writing a lot during that time but never did anything with it.