Marietta teen honored for volunteerism
by Haisten Willis
May 11, 2014 04:00 AM | 1866 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Georgia’s top two youth volunteers of 2014, Colin Humble, 18, of Marietta, and Remington Youngblood, 13, of Duluth, were honored in the nation’s capital last night for their outstanding volunteer service during the 19th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Humble and Youngblood each received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker.

Humble, a senior at Walton High School, helped start an outreach program called My Brother’s Keeper at his church, which provides essential items to homeless veterans, distributes food to families in need, serves a weekly hot meal and reconditions bicycles to help the homeless get around. Today, the program distributes 100 to 150 backpacks before Christmas every year, feeds dozens of homeless veterans and others every week, provides groceries twice a month to more than 60 families and has delivered more than 100 reconditioned bicycles to people in need in his community.

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