Chastain earns Young Hero Award


Caleb Chastain is the latest Montgomery County Young Hero recognized by the Montgomery County Civitan Club. The award recognizes youth, either individuals or groups, within Montgomery County for their efforts to improve the lives of individuals or the community.

Chastain is a devoted volunteer at the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, participating in Youth As Resources as well as volunteering for the Nourish backpack program. In his 2 1/2 years of volunteering with Nourish, he has regularly packed backpacks, restocked the packing table, loaded vehicles for other volunteers and delivered backpacks to one of our distribution locations.

He has also been a committed member of Youth As Resources. He often comes up with ideas, service projects and events that YAR can participate in. He is active in reviewing grant applications submitted to Youth As Resources, giving feedback during the process. Chastain is described dependable, polite and has a heart to serve others.

The Montgomery County Civitan Club is an international organization of volunteer service clubs that serve all over the world. The Montgomery County Chapter is a small club, but dedicated to helping people wherever the need arises in the community. It has hosted several special needs proms, organized a paper product drive for the local Family Crisis Shelter, sent summer gift bags to the local group homes, hosted a fun day out at Oak Hill Farm for individuals who live at local group homes, volunteer annually at the Special Olympics, offer annually the Montgomery County Civitan Club Scholarship and many more projects.

The club is always looking for nominations for its Young Hero Award. Applications may be found on its Facebook page or via email. The club is also currently looking for service opportunities for the upcoming fall and winter seasons, as well as individuals that would like to join our club. Contact montgomerycountycivitan@gmail.com for more information or find us on Facebook as “Montgomery County Civitan.”


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