Two ladies from Burns Flat, Oklahoma were recognized Tuesday evening, 15 November 2016 as Unsung Heroes. One of them was Kendra Walker.
|Kendra Walker (left) after the WOFCC Banquet|
An Unsung Hero, as the title suggests, is someone who day in and day out do the things than need to be done to make a cohesive, safe, and viable community out of whatever their surroundings may be. These may be police, service men and women, emergency workers, or the person who climbs the power poles in the ice storm to get the power back on.
These people do what they do not for recognition or accolades, but because of a unique call to service that has come alive in them. The Western Oklahoma Family Care Center recognized Kendra Walker at its fundraiser banquet last night in accordance with the following citation.
Kendra is the mother of 4, a full-time student at SWOSU, Vacation Bible School Coordinator, and Scout Leader for Pack 310 of the Cub Scouts. She also got the pack established from the ground up several years ago. She has been kitchen coordinator for Wednesday night services, choir leader, and drama team member. When there is a funeral, she is always ready to put together a dinner for the family and friends of the deceased. These things she does without accolades, medals, or monetary incentive. She is the epitome of the unsung hero.
Kendra has also been crucial to the overwhelming success of the Backpack Ministry. She is not only a leader, but a dedicated shopper who has a keen eye for bargains on school supplies in the off season stretching donations for this ministry to the point of a modern-day miracle. She also has the mettle to shop for school supplies for more than 100 children in the melee that is the back to school rush.
Kendra is an unsung hero and truly deserving of this recognition.