Serve Pickens, Holy Family’s inaugural one day of service for Pickens County nonprofits was honored to be named Volunteer of the Year by the Developmental Disabilities Ministry for its work at its Pickens County group home for men. Parish members Kathy and Richard Hall led a team that painted the exterior of the home.
DDM operates 18 group homes for men and women throughout GA.
Terry Franzen and Leamarie True, Serve Pickens Co-chairs, and Margo Austin, the Jasper First Baptist Church member who recommended DDM to Serve Pickens accepted the award from Ryan Whitmyer, DDM’s CEO, at DDM’s Christmas banquet.
Many residents and staff attended the event where it was very apparent that love for the residents is at the center of DDM’s work.