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IRVING, Texas (May 14, 2013)... Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne and the Irving City Council named Angie Webb-Covington a High Spirited Citizen on Thursday, May 9, in recognition of her rare generosity and inspiring drive to make a difference in the Irving community at-large, and in the lives of those who inhabit it.
Webb-Covington is the co-chair of Hackberrians for Humanity, a women's group that takes on volunteer projects for non-profit organizations and encourages other residents in Irving's Hackberry Creek neighborhood to give their time and dollars to these worthy causes.
Under Webb-Covington's leadership, the Hackberrians for Humanity set-up an on-going uniform drive for Irving's homeless students; held a Coats for Kids and Blanket Drive; adopted Angel Trees; and volunteered with DFW Humane Society events and fundraisers.
The group also spends a good amount of time as recurring volunteers at Baylor Medical Center at Irving and reads to preschoolers at Our Children's House at Baylor.
They also support the Pretty in Pink Foundation, which provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients with life-saving medical treatment, and Dress for Success, an organization that provides professional attire and career development tools to disadvantaged women.
Former Irving resident and neighbor to Webb-Covington, Lisa Sturgeon, nominated her for the award.
"Having known Angie for over 10 years as a neighbor and friend in Hackberry Creek, I have been witness to her amazing personality and giving heart, said Sturgeon.
While juggling a demanding job and a beautiful family, she always finds time for others. Her involvement in so many charities and ability to get others involved has helped the Women's Club of Hackberry Creek elevate volunteerism and charity activity."
The High Spirited Citizen program was initiated in 1988 by the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau. Its purpose is to encourage the spirit of volunteerism. To date, more than 400 of Irving's "unsung" heroes have been honored with the award.About Irving, Texas
Located immediately adjacent to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and between Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving, Texas, boasts more than 75 hotels and nearly 12,000 rooms. Las Colinas, a 12,000-acre master-planned community within the city of Irving, is known worldwide for its quality and uniqueness. The city is home to 10,000+ companies, 50 Fortune 500 companies, and the world headquarters of six Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit irvingtexas.com.
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