Becky Hein Honored with People’s Choice Award and $5,000 Endowment

IMG_4076The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. has awarded Becky Hein, as a part of the 23rd Annual People’s Choice Awards, with the Volunteer Award. The intimate ceremony took place among Hein’s family and friends at the Literacy Council of Washington County’s space within Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, Md.

This prestigious award honors individuals from the community who give generously of their time and talents to make Washington County a better place to live. In addition, the Community Foundation has established a $5,000 endowment fund which Hein has titled Literacy Council of Washington County Fund, which will benefit the Literacy Council’s mission of helping to provide adults with free basic education and English language learning services including GED, ESL, non and low-level readers, and basic math.

Hein, 70, is an active, dedicated, and vital member of organizations that serve our community like the Literacy Council of Washington County, Habitat for Humanity, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, and Katie’s Cupboard.

Program Director for Habitat Jessica Scott says that Becky is “a go-to crew leader who is as consistent and dependable as they come. In a community that has an ongoing need for affordable housing, Becky’s people skills combined with her skills as a builder are invaluable.”

“She is a positive energy within the food pantry as well as within the church. She is always upbeat and willing to take on a challenge no matter how difficult. She is a beautiful example of a woman of faith and draws upon that faith to teach, comfort and inspire others,” says Kathy Witman who runs Katie’s Cupboard, a food pantry out of Benevola United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, Md.

“We feel honored to be able to serve the community and what we do each day supporting the nonprofits and the work you’re doing,” said Community Foundation President & CEO Stacey Crawford.

“I just enjoy doing what I do. Mom and Dad taught me early on to give to others, and I took my first volunteer mission trip when I was 10 and I haven’t stopped since. I just keep on doing volunteer missions in all kinds of different ways,” says Hein.

Additional People’s Choice Awards recipients will be honored in similar receptions throughout the coming weeks.