Hometown Hero: Dorris Vick

By: Brett Baldeck Email
By: Brett Baldeck Email

"We are hurting because right now we don't have any grant funding and we get very little donations, but through the grace of god we are still able to go out there and help someone else," says Vick.

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) - Dorris Vick has been Executive Director at Concerned Citizens of Logan County for 15 years, but she has called Russellville home her entire life.

"I love my community and I will do everything I can to help someone else out," says Vick.

Recently the organization has been handing out hundreds of pairs of shoes to the needy. Dorris says the biggest project is operating their food bank, which serves more than 100 people a week.

"If you have one on every corner it's not too much. People are just hurting here. So whatever we can do to reach out and help someone else that's what we want to do," says Vick.

Concerned Citizens also opens their doors to children, offering tutoring and a place to keep kids off the street. Volunteers say Dorris is one reason kids keep coming back.

"She is a terrific person. She loves the kids and I know if you could interview any of the kids or anything they would tell you Miss Dorris is their Hometown Hero," says volunteer Margaraette Porter.

"She works very hard with all the children. Some of the children are disadvantaged and some of them are not. We have children that have some real learning problems. We have some children that are just positively brilliant," says volunteer Bob Ballance.

Dorris admits it has been a struggle keeping the organization going, but she remains positive about the future.

"We are hurting because right now we don't have any grant funding and we get very little donations, but through the grace of god we are still able to go out there and help someone else," says Vick.

For offering a helping hand to anyone in need we honor Dorris Vick as this week's Hometown Hero.

Dorris says the organization is in desperate need of help, to learn more you can call Concerned Citizens of Logan County by calling 270-725-8721.


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