Volunteers are the backbone of Keep Texas Beautiful and our affiliate community organizations. Without their generous support, many of our day to day activities would be impossible. Take a look at some of our helpful resources below to acknowledge, thank and support your community volunteers.
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Becky Schuerman ChoiBecky Schuerman Choi is a Live Green in Plano Volunteer who is talking the sustainability talk, and literally walking the sustainability walk. Walking is Becky’s preferred method of transportation, and she also enjoys picking up litter along the way. Since 2017 Becky has collected approximately 7,280 pounds of litter and continues to do so today. Additionally, since becoming a Recycling Ambassador with Live Green in Plano, Becky has made it a priority to educate neighbors, students, teachers and members of her church about waste reduction and recycling. Becky is making a difference everyday in the Plano community.
Judy Dorsett - Keep Blanco Beautiful Beautification Chair
Judy is one of the founding members of Keep Blanco Beautiful (KBB) and chairs the beautification committee. She also served as the treasurer until January 2019. Judy has a passion for gardening and is a certified Master Gardener. As the chair of the beautification committee and an avid gardener, Judy has brought many projects to life in her 20 years of serving with KBB. Judy also has her own column called “How does your Garden Grow” in the local newspaper that focuses on planting, gardening, and beautification. In 2017, KBB began working on the Town Creek Riparian Restoration project and once again Judy stepped up to help. Judy is well-loved by the Blanco community and her dedication to KBB is inspiring.
McMurry University Women's InterclubMcMurry University Women's Interclub has adopted the same street for the past 10 years. Students have come and gone from the university and the club but their leader, Ronda Hoelscher, has kept the club going and has maintained committed to keeping our community clean, teaming servant leadership and getting students involved in this community as volunteers during their school career.
The Hale FamilyMarcia Hale and her son Brandon plant the planters and haul water almost daily in the Cisco Downtown area. In addition, Marcia's husband, Donald, has helped haul water for the last 3 years from a water well 10 miles away while the water plant was being rebuilt after a flood and only limited outdoor watering was allowed. This family contributes to making Cisco beautiful every day, and that is why they are the volunteers of the month.
The Middleton GirlsThe Middleton girls are a hard-working group of three sisters from Kennedale, Texas. With land on Sublett Road that's been in their family for over 200 years, the Middleton girls take pride in this area. Together they participate in adopt-a-spot, adopting the entire length of Sublett from Kennedale city limit to Kennedale Parkway. They dedicate every Monday to get out and ensure that this miles-long stretch continues to be the cleanest road in town. Proud of their home and city, they are active sponsors of Keep Kennedale Beautiful and the Adopt-A-Spot Program.
Ricardo Santos has served the community of Cleburne for many years and has served as the president of Keep Cleburne Beautiful. In addition to organizing KCB monthly meetings, he encouraged his employer, Johns Manville (JM), to increase their level of giving. His fundraising efforts led to JM's sponsorship of the Buffalo Creek Cleanup t-shirt and sponsorship of other important events. Ricardo is hardworking, committed and a teamplayer. He has played a major role in KCB's success.
Kelly Richards has been silently cleaning the trails in Grapevine for years. After recently becoming present on social media to bring attention to Keep Grapevine Beautiful efforts, she was recognized as the 2017 Rookie Volunteer of the Year. Kelly regularly picks up trash around Grapevine and promotes her efforts on social media. An avid hiker and runner, Kelly is passionate about the outdoors and believes that if everyone did their small part to pick-up, we could easily keep Texas beautiful.
Patty and Curly HanniPatti and Curly Hanni are a couple who is always willing to give their time and energy to the City of Tom Bean. They are often seen trimming trees and rose bushes around City Hall. They even decorate City Hall plants with wooden ornaments around Christmas time. They are very charitiable, always helping families in need and do their part to keep the community clean and beautiful.
Kenneth WinnOn most days, Kenneth can be found patroling the streets of Dallas, picking up litter where he can. For the past decade, Kenneth has been picking up trash in his Dallas neighborhood, in creek areas, vacant lots, and more. He's garnered local newstation attention and has been feautured in a City of Dallas documentary. At 74 years of age, Kenneth is full of energy and always working to keep his community clean and beautiful.
Diane GiltnerDiane has served on the Board of Missouri City Green for over 7 years and has brought a range of skill, and experience to the role. She gives 100% commitment and dedication to her work with Missouri City Green. She is a great role model to her peers and always steps up to help any new program and rises to every challenge she faces. On the many occasions Diane has been approached with only a vague idea of what Missouri City Green want to do, she took the initiative to figure out what we needed and brought the team together to deliver an excellent project. An example of this is how she approaches the Electronic Recycling Event each year. She collaborates with all the key people and finds creative ways to manage the challenge of delivering this very valuable community event.
Tim HairTim Hair is a Landscape Architect who was looking to get involved in his new community when he and his wife moved to Midland, Texas in 2013. He joined the Keep Midland Beautiful TreeKeepers group after reading about it in a newspaper article. Tim has been instrumental in starting and supporting new initiatives and creating new partnerships in the community that enhance the work of the TreeKeepers committee. His major achievements as Chairman of the committee include helping to create a new partnership program with community schools. Tim Hair has been an exceptional leader who has reenergized and reengaged the TreeKeepers committee in the community.
Cedric RobinsonCedric Robinson is an example of leadership for everyone in the Emory community. Everyday Cedric takes a walk along the highway and picks up any litter he can find. Without being asked to, he dedicates time every single day to help keep the community he loves clean and healthy. Cedric exemplifies the sprit of volunteerism!
Brenda NewtonBrenda cares for the Earth and animals the same way she does humans. Brenda has faithfully served Angelina County by participating in a wide variety of programs such as litter cleanups, recycling programs, and hazardous waste collection. She embodies the passion and selflessness of volunteers around the country!
Jonell RobertsJonell Roberts has a "volunteer spirit." She takes daily walks around the City Park in Haskell and picks up trash. Her day-by-day efforts is a huge part of what keeps the park clean. Roberts is also an active member of the community. She serves on the city council, she sits on a beautification committee for efforts around Haskell, and attends events, cleanups and meetings for Keep Haskell Beautiful. Her efforts are a great example of how big a difference one person can make in the community.
Vivian AllenVivian Allen drives true change in her community of La Marque and is a passionate volunteer who manages several programs, including Keep La Marque Beautiful's Commission Business Yard of the Month and Residential yard of the Month. She works on city beautication efforts, spearheads educational programs and starts community gardens all over town. Vivian and her partner, Benny, personally care for flowerbeds at La Marque City Hall, landscaping at La Marque Public Library and a Community Garden at La Marque Economic Development Corporation. Along with her position as Treasurer of KLMBC, she is also President of La Marque Garden Club and plans to become a certifed Master Gardener. Vivian is a member of several other volunteer grounds across Galveston County. City of La Marque is lucky to have her as a citizen and benefits immensely from her drive and dedication to make La Marque a better place to live.
Zoe Rascoe of Keep Temple BeautifulNominated by Yvonne Eele, Zoe Rascoe was nominated due to her involvement in many community organizations including KTB. Her servant heart drives her to improve the community in many ways from parks to economics. She serves on the board of many community organizations and opens her home to many for parties and get togethers. Zoe is involved in most things that are good for Temple.
Nelida Spurrell of Keep Aransas County BeautifulNominated by Rosemary Pizio-White, Nelida Spurrell's nomination celebrates her as an "unwavering pillar of support and action for KACB and founding member since 2015." Neli has worked with the community to develop KACB and support restoration following Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Port Aransas and Port Aransas County just received a Rebuilding Texas Grant from KTB for their hard work as well.
Kirby Pruitt of Keep Gatesville BeautifulNominated by Cheri Shepherd, Affiliate Coordinator of KGB, Kirby Pruitt's enthusiasm for litter control in his community began when KGB was formed in the spring of 2017. Pruitt contacted KGB to let them know he would pick up litter as he took his daily two-mile walk. Since then, Pruitt has consistently picked up litter on his route and has set a great example of what a difference just one person can make!
Linda Henderson, President of Keep Cuero BeautifulNominated by Sandra Osman of Cuero, Linda Henderson has been " instrumental, consistent and Texas-determined" in making good things happen in their community. From planting grants to downtown beautification projects, Linda has been key in working with the city to help make Cuero beautiful. They even hosted one of our affiliate regional trainings in August 2018!