Legends Awards

Verna Gordon Special to The Citize
Legends Awards will be presented during the Rebirth Magazine's 2nd Year Anniversary held Sunday, June 28 at 5:00 pm at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge.

To the many that know her, Gwendolyn Hilliard has been lauded as one of the most important resources in our community. Her dedication to work for the betterment of our community has made her a valuable resource. When she receives calls with a problem, she knows who to call. Gwen is a woman who knows how to get things done, and you would want her on your team. Gwen goes to several primary and middle schools, teaching children about disaster preparedness. Children learn how to be prepared for any emergency. She teaches first aid, CPR, & the uses of an AED as well. She does all of this, while fighting Crohn’s Disease.

Ms. Hilliard initiated a Hurricane Preparedness Expo in Ascension Parish. She also creates events and activities for children in her community. She volunteers with Volunteer Ascension, American Red Cross, Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, Big Buddy Program, (LACAHT) Louisiana Coalition against Human Trafficking, and the Boys & Girls Clubs. Additionally, she always makes sure the elderly have what they need in these hard economic times. Whether she’s filling sand bags, picking up prescriptions, giving insulin shots, taking people to the doctor, cleaning houses, bringing the elderly something sweet to eat, and/or helping fill out paperwork for the elderly. On Dr. Martin L. King Day, she arranged a Fire Canvass in her community. Where she, and some friends passed out smoke detectors and fire information to residents. Gwen travels around the world helping others in their time of need. She has the spirit and desire necessary to continuously look for ways to help those in need. There’s never a job to small or too big for her.

Gwen Hilliard accomplishments include, Volunteer of the Year Award, Distinguished Volunteer Service Award, Community Service Volunteer Award, Prestigious Volunteer Award, and Power of 9 Volunteer for March 2014, and is deserving of any award for what she does for others. She gives unselfishly.

Legends Awards will be presented during the Rebirth Magazine’s 2nd Year Anniversary held Sunday, June 28 at 5:00 pm at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge