Good Samaritan Award: Past Winners: Winner's Details

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Vantrease Russell

Vantrease Russell, The Russell House The idea of heroism often evokes the vision of an outstanding singular selfless act. However, the dedication of Mrs. Russell to special children on a daily basis for over 50 years illustrates an outstanding example of the love of one human being for others less fortunate and represents true heroism. More than 1500 children have benefited from Mrs. Russell’s 24-hours a day dedication to making them feel loved and wanted. The Russell Home for Atypical Children is truly a treasure in our community and Mrs. Vantrease Russell defines the words “Good Samaritan.”