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Congressman Hank Johnson to present Fourth Annual Unsung Heroes Awards, 29 community leaders to be honored

DECATUR, GA – On Sunday, Nov. 19, from 3-5 p.m., Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is hosting his Fourth Annual Unsung Heroes Awards to recognize and celebrate members of the community.

This year, 29 people will be honored including veterans, professionals, business leaders, and community advocates who, through their selfless service and altruism, have made Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District a better place to live, work, and play. r

WHO: Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) honoring 29 members of the community with Unsung Heroes Awards, which fall into four categories — Diamond of the District, Pillars of Power, Community Cornerstone and Champion of the Fourth.

WHAT: Congressman Johnson hosting Fourth Annual Unsung Heroes Awards.

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 19,  3-5 PM.

WHERE: Ours Studios, 5311 Dividend Drive, Decatur

STREAMING: Facebook, X and YouTube: @RepHankJohnson



Diamond of the District Award: An individual, organization or business that has a positive impact on a community through the promotion of goodwill, a helping-hand concept, building up of the spirit or support of character.

Dr. Roderick Cunningham: The Beverly Cunningham Foundation

Ms. Beth Ehrhardt: Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

Pastor William Francis: Lives and Souls Missional Church

Pastor Clara Lett: Rainbow Covenant Ministries, Rainbow Community Center

Ms. Patricia Roberts: The Jamal Addison Foundation

Mr. Fuquan & Mrs. Shelia Stafford: The Stafford Boxing Club

Ms. Takosha Swan: The Veteran Anthem, Inc.

Pillars of Power Award: A former elected official, government employee, law enforcement officer, public safety officer, community advocate, diplomat, member of the clergy. 

Ms. Faye Coffield

Mr. Jeff Dickerson

Mr. Reginald “Ray” Moore

Ms. Martha Shockey

Mr. Stanley Watson

Community Cornerstone Award: A community advocate whose service or work has laid the foundation of building up a community, the architect of a fundamental plan or mission to safeguard a community or area — gatekeeper.

Ms. Alice Bussey

Mr. Donald Edwards

Ms. Nettie Jackson

Mr. Dave Marcus:

Mr. Bruce McMillian

Beacon of Light Award: An individual whose spirit or acts of kindness brightens the everyday life of a person. Hospitality, education, support administrative or host or hostesses. 

Ms. Carleen Cumberbatch

Mr. Orrin Hudson

Mrs. Mary King

Ms. Vivian Moore

Ms. Paulette McWhorter

Champion of the 4th Award: An individual whose advocacy is a sword and shield for a purpose, cause, or mission to educate, engage, and strengthen a position or mission of a community, organization, or institution.

Ms. Charolette Cain

Mr. George Chidi

Ms. Stephanie Coreas

Mr. Alvin Dollar

Mr. Keith Lamar

Dr. Iris Buchanan-Perry

Mr. Brian Wertheim

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