Savannah Resident Recognized As Georgia's Outstanding Volunteer!
By Tedi Rountree
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
For the second year in a row, a Savannah resident is being recognized as Georgia's 2014 Outstanding Senior Volunteer.
Melonie Kinert is 72-years-old, and was chosen to receive the honor as part of the Salute to Senior Service Program.
Kinert is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including her work at Islands Feral Cat Project (IFCP).
Kinert started the organization to control the local cat population. Home Instead Senior Care donated $500 to the project. Kinert also will be featured on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame.
"Last year was our biggest year. We started small, and then of course our website, and through word of mouth and everything, (we grew). We spayed and neutered 547 cats last year, and I think that is a darn good amount for our area," said Melonie Kinert, Georgia's 2014 Outstanding Senior Volunteer.
The program, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, celebrates the many contributions senior volunteers make in local communities across the United States.