Spirit of Caring: Kim & Denise Martin

 At our annual meeting Friday, February 21 we presented our Spirit of Caring award! This is a favorite award of ours because it honors people and organizations who commit fully to making our community a better place.

This year we suprised our individual recipients! They arrived at our Annual Meeting with no idea they would be recieving this award. Kim & Denise Martin are stars in the volunteer world, committing their time and talents to making the community better.

Everyone who has met Kim and Denise knows they are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. They chaired the record-breaking 2010 United Way annual campaign and have served on numerous boards and committees. What is lesser known, but equally important, is the amount of work they do behind the scenes. Whether it's helping out a kid who doesn't have the right equipment to join a sports team or bringing a pair of gloves to a child spotted without, they are always helping in small ways. Kim and Denise don't see challenges - they look for opportunities. Together, they work tirelessly to make Champaign County a great place to work and live. Thank you, Kim & Denise!