March 1, 2017 Community
Dr. Janell D. Reid, founder of the Tustin Hearing Center, was presented the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Excellence in Community Service Award at the Katuktu Chapter’s Jan. 14 luncheon meeting.
Regent Karen Reese explained that the community service award recognizes a worthy individual for unpaid voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship, or conservation endeavors. The recipient must have contributed to the community in an outstanding manner through civic benevolent service, or by organizing, or participating in, community activities.
Reid has helped people with hearing loss for over 35 years. She, along with others from the Tustin Hearing Center, gave hours of time during the 2015 Special Olympics, participating in the Healthy Hearing Program, fitting custom hearing aids on athletes who had never even heard their own voice.
Reid has been like the Pied Piper, donating, sponsoring and participating in numerous charities, and inspiring family members and co-workers to participate as well. Some of the community nonprofits she has engaged with include: Read Across America, Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization, Wooden Floor, Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (Broadway in the Park) and the Exchange Club of Tustin (Barracks in a Box operation).
She makes a difference in the lives of youths and adults, and continually inspires others to do the same. Katuktu Chapter knew she was deserving of the “Excellence in Community Service Award,” and the National Society of the DAR agreed.
Source: Foothill Sentry