Updated: 10/16/2013 6:10 PM
Created: 10/16/2013 4:36 PM WHEC.com
Honors for five people for their commitment to others. Their good deeds highlighted at Action for a Better Community's tenth annual luncheon at the Hyatt.
In the spotlight, Thomas Ferraro with Foodlink, husband and wife, Ralph and Mollie Richards for their work in Alzheimer's education, Frances Johnson for her involvement in neighborhood issues and Dr. Lynne Halik, who has provided free dental care to children for 25 years.
News10NBC spoke to the President and CEO of Action for a Better Community about why it's so important to honor these volunteer
James Norman, President, Action for a Better Community, said, "A lot of their work is not done on a very high-profile basis and in order to encourage them and provide role models for others who would like to follow in their paths, we like to recognize them."
Action for a Better Community, now 40-years-old, works to fight poverty and help people move toward self sufficiency.