Congratulations to Lou Ann and Jonathan Hawes of Palm Bay for receiving the 2017
Excellence for Children Award.
These awards, presented at a reception in Seattle on January 9, recognize outstanding individuals and leaders who have demonstrated distinguished work, exceptional leadership and relentless dedication in improving child welfare in America.
Lou Ann and Jonathan have been dedicated volunteers and advocates with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County, Florida, Inc., for more than six years. The couple adopted their 5-year-old granddaughter after she entered foster care following her father's death. They help advocate for relative caregivers and their families to receive needed support, and build bridges with community providers and support programs.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the children of Brevard.