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April 24, 2013
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Bank donates $2,500 to Volunteer Ministry Center in Davis’ Name
Home Federal Bank named Dr. D. Carter Davis a 2013 Hometown Hero and presented a check for $2,500 in his name to the Volunteer Ministry Center at a ceremony at Home Federal Bank’s Karns branch on Wednesday, April 24.
Now in its third year, the Hometown Heroes program spotlights ordinary people who do extraordinary things for others and their community. The public submitted dozens of nominations and ten winners were selected for their extraordinary volunteer work.
A $2,500 donation is made in each honoree’s name to the nonprofit of his or her choice, and an overall winner of the ten finalists will have an additional $2,500 donation made in his or her name.
“There are so many great people that selflessly do an incredible amount of good for our community and never get the credit they deserve,” said Home Federal Bank President Dale Keasling. “People like Dr. Davis, who selflessly cares for the physical and spiritual needs of others every day, exemplify what it means to be a Hometown Hero.”
For the past seven years, Davis has provided free dental services every Tuesday at the Volunteer Ministry Center Dental Clinic. Donating his time to perform desperately needed procedures such as restorations, extractions and dentures, he cares for people in a way that enhances their appearance, relieves them from dental pain, and provides them with the self-confidence they need to move forward in the process of securing permanent housing and employment. A dental missionary of 31 years, he has recently spent time teaching at a dental school in Southeast Asia and providing training to the hospital dental staff. Additionally, he finds time to teach Sunday School.
“We are happy to honor these Hometown Heroes,” said Keasling. “And we are pleased to support these programs that do such great things for our neighbors throughout the year.”
Volunteer Ministry Center CEO Ginny Weatherstone accepted the donation on behalf of the organization.
About Home Federal Bank
Home Federal Bank is a locally-owned, full-service bank serving East Tennesseans through branches in Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier counties. For more information, visit http://www.homefederalbanktn.com.