I want to extend a heart-felt thank you to each of you for naming me the 2019 Dorothy Dozier Helping Hands Awardee. This has come as a wonderful surprise and it is also a great honor. One the of great joys of my volunteer activities is meeting wonderful people; not only those I serve but also those I work with. The work that we in the Alliance do brings much benefit to the community and much pride to me. The icing on the cake is all of the wonderful and long-lasting friendships with all of you that I am blessed with.