The United Way of the Mark Twain Area works in the community to empower individuals to achieve their potential through education, financial stability, and healthy lives.
Next month five individuals in the community, including one from Palmyra, who live out the mission and vision of the United Way within their own lives will be honored at the organization’s second annual Evening of Philanthropy sponsored by Benson Financial and WGEM.
The four are Sharon Webster of rural Palmyra, Betty Anderson of Monroe City, Ethan Romig of Hannibal and Pat and Connie Benson, of Hannibal.
Webster, who will be honored as a philanthropic individual, began her career as a nurse at St. Elizabeth’s hospital.
She then went into home health care and has continually cared for those in need in the community.
Webster now works day in and day out advocating for the medical, dental, and mental health care of the hundreds of clients of the free clinic.
See more in this week's Palmyra Spectator.