Rhonda Hedgecock called McCoy an amazing sponsor for the youth of our community and a wonderful friend.
“She not only helps the youth with 4-H projects and community projects she is there for them with personal and social challenges,” Rhonda said. “Our children also take their school and social issues to her for guidance. The community is so lucky to have a mentor like Jodie.”
Smith, a corn receiving specialist at Cargill-Eddyville, volunteers for the Carl Craft Civic Center in Hedrick which provides area children a place to gather and play sports, serves as a social gathering place for local elderly and serves the entire community as a cooling center in the summer and an emergency center when the area is affected by storms.
Jasinski, a senior research scientist in Dayton, Ohio, volunteers for the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area by assisting disadvantaged households with income tax preparation and with local Dayton communities works to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty and promote individual independence and self-sufficiency.
Snyder, a sweetener logistics manager in Minneapolis, Minn., serves the Mobile Loaves and Fishes program which provides food and clothing to promote dignity to homeless in need and empowers communities into a lifestyle of service to homeless in the community.
Cargill will donate $2,500 in the award winner’s name to each of the organizations served by McCoy, Smith, Jasinski and Snyder.