March 2022 Caring for Carolinas Community Service Hero

EASLEY, SC (WSPA) – “Well hi, this is Jack Roper, we are at the Blue City Venue in Easley. Our Community Service Hero award, we are presenting this March to a kind lady, an author, a pastor and a veterinarian,” said Jack Roper, host of Caring for the Carolinas.

“Thanks to our involvement with mothers, we have met a lot of people. One of the special people we met was Melanie McFadden, who is a survivor – multiple times – of gun violence,” said Terry Taylor, supporter of Moms Demand Action.

“My niece went to Myrtle Beach for the day and I helped raise her. She was 22, and while she was in Myrtle Beach watching the motorcycle parades, there was shooting and fighting. on the beach. Four young people were shot that day, including my niece, who was my sister’s only child. So immediately my fire was lit and I felt that I had to honor her life so that his death is not in vain,” said award winner Melody Geddis McFadden.

“We need to do something to help people pick up the pieces after their loved ones have been taken,” said Darlene Hamm, SC Rep. Everytown Survivor Network.

“She’s so passionate about the job, and she’s such a dear, sweet woman who’s been through so much,” Taylor said.

“Melody has always been the kind of person to keep smiling no matter what she’s feeling or the situation. She’s a very strong person,” family friend Carlene Allen said.

“The melody is my inspiration,” Ham said.

JACK ROPER – HOST

“Our sponsors, let me mention them of course, Ingles, Bath Fitter, Unclaimed Furniture and now Hardees. Ladies and gentlemen, she is our March Caring for the Carolinas award winner, I hear applause! Roper said.

Jill E. Washington