A retired Bell Telephone employee, Redmon enjoys her retirement by giving of her time and talents to serving others. She is deeply involved with ministries offered to the community through the Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) in Middlesboro, and her home church, Southside Baptist.
At CCM, Redmon is involved in each part of the organization’s ministry, from serving as a volunteer receptionist/intake worker to working in the clothing room and food pantry. She also represents Southside Baptist Church as a member of the CCM Board.
“We’re so pleased that Jackie has been selected as a Volunteer of the Day,” said CCM Director Pat Stanley. “She is a very important part of our volunteer group at CCM.
Stanley describes Redmon as a “jack of all trades.” Whether it be working in the CCM intake office, the clothing room, food pantry, or helping with a rummage sale to raise money for to help fund the various ministries at CCM, Stanley and CCM family knows that they can count on Redmon to always lend a helping hand.
“Jackie is an inspiration and proves that no matter what age you are, you can still give your time and talents to help others,” added Stanley. “As a volunteer she is very dependable and faithful to do whatever is needed. I deeply appreciate her spirit of caring for others, and her many years of dedicated service at CCM.”
Redmon does indeed have a spirit of caring for others, and applies the scripture — what we do “for the least of these,” we do for Jesus — to her life of service. She not only looks out for and helps CCM’s clients, but her church family, neighbors and friends in need as well.
“Jackie Redmon is a dedicated and compassionate woman who seeks no recognition for any of the many volunteer hours she works,” said Southside Baptist Associate Pastor Jonathan Hendrickson.
In addition to her work at CCM, Rev. Hendrickson says that Redmon volunteers at the Bell Baptist Association, assists in the food collection effort at Southside and makes sure it is delivered to CCM. He and Southside Senior Pastor Rev. Jay Sulfridge also know that they can always count on Redmon to be on hand to help in the set-up and distribution of coats, blankets, and Bibles in the church’s annual Blanket Appalachia effort.
“I know that there is much that she does that I do not even know about,” added Rev. Hendrickson. “She is deeply concerned for the needy in her community, and takes advantage of any and all opportunities to reach a helping hand out to them in the name and love of Jesus Christ. She is a friend to the community, to her church, and to me, and I count it a privilege to serve alongside her.”
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