Houston's Melita Washington earns Volunteer of the Year for 2012
Melita Washington has received the Volunteer of the Year award for 2012 from the Women's Resource of Greater Houston.
According to a press release from the organization, Washington has volunteered with the Women's Resource of Greater Houston since 2011. She teaches regular classes and volunteers as a guest speaker for the high-school program for at-risk girls.
The Houston resident received the honor Thursday, Feb. 7 during the Spring Fashion Fusion event at BB1 Classic in Uptown Park.
Founded in 1990, the Women's Resource of Greater Houston provides free financial education and research so that women and girls have the knowledge they need to make sound financial decisions and improve their lives. The organization accomplishes this mission by recruiting volunteer instructors to teach personal finance classes; providing leadership and life skills education to at-risk middle and high school girls through Project LEAD; and sponsoring research on issues critical to women, girls and families. To date, more than 30,000 Houstonians have completed classes. For more information, visit www.thewomensresource.org.
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