LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Junior Service League recently announced its new sustainers during it annual picnic. They are Donna Stevens, Morgan Strickland, Holly Thompson, Stacey Walters, Brandy Ellis and Christie Maring.
“We wanted to use the May picnic as an opportunity to recognize these new sustainers who exemplify the spirit of the Junior Service League,” said President Lauren Hardin.
Sustainers must complete five years of service and spend at least 200 hours volunteering.
Hardin received the Ann Bridgers McLean Award at the picnic for volunteering the most hours in the league — with 130 hours in the league’s 2010-2011 year.
The Lumberton Junior Service League is a volunteer organization that supports eight groups in Robeson County — The Robeson House, Wesley Pines Retirement Community, Exploration Station, The Boys and Girls Club, Christian Care Center, Humane Society, Southeastern Family Violence Center and the Rape Crisis Center.
This year the league donated $1,000 to each of the groups, money raised through various fundraisers like the group’s annual KidsFest.
“This money is for the animals of Robeson County,” said Alayna DeFalco, a representative of the Robeson County Humane Society, when presented with the check. “Without you and other groups like you, the animals would have nothing.”
Members of the Lumberton Junior Service League volunteered more than 1,600 hours in Robeson County from August 2010 to May 2011.