Amy Slone, Associate Director of Development for the Warm Hearth Foundation received the Individual Outstanding Community Service Award from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) at their annual meeting December 2. MCCC serves more than 600 members of various sizes in Montgomery County. The Chamber advocates for member businesses and serves as a marketing cooperative for those businesses. Their vision is to cultivate a thriving, vibrant and diverse business community with a balanced and growing economy.
Criteria for the Individual Outstanding Community Service Award includes contributions of one’s time, talents and resources to the community and MCCC along with the scope and impact of those contributions.
Slone, who joined the Warm Hearth Village (WHV) team in 2016, became active in the Chamber in 2018. Since then she has joined the Chamber Ambassador Team and has become an advocate and champion for other local businesses and organizations. Slone is an active member of the Montgomery County-Blacksburg Kiwanis Club and First United Methodist Church – Pulaski. Her community service also includes a variety of volunteerism for organizations including the Montgomery County Christmas Store, Salvation Army, Luggage of Love NRV, Hockey Ministries International, Mountain View Humane Society, Floyd County Humane Society, United Way of the NRV, the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, Dementia Friends Virginia, RSVP of Montgomery County and Radford and His Hands on Africa as well as the countless hours she spends educating, advocating and raising funds in support of seniors in need at Warm Hearth Village. She reacted to the award saying, “I am so humbled to have received this honor from my peers. Giving what I have, even when it’s just sharing my time and talents, has always felt like the right thing to do, and I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to do it.”
Slone was also recently named to the Board of Directors for Leading Lights NRV. Their vision is to strengthen our community by inspiring a culture of volunteerism. They acknowledge and honor volunteers across the NRV who are making community-changing impacts. Criteria to be named to the board included fulfilling a community need, leading an existing program or initiating new ventures, ongoing involvement, and improving the lives of others.
WHV encourages employees to pursue activities that support the community and congratulates Slone on these recent achievements.