Eugene G.


Eugene Gibbs

2014 Winner

Ransom, KY
Nominated by Carol Napier

Volunteered for:

Blackberry/McCarr Senior Citizen Center

Length of Service:

80+ hours per month for 15 years

Volunteered for:

Pike County Senior Citizens Program, Inc.

Length of Service:

20 hours per month for 15 years

Volunteered for:


Length of Service:

15 hours per month for 25 years

January 24, 2014

Eugene Gibbs, a Vietnam veteran, believes in serving others. He not only served his country honorable in the U.S. Army, he is still serving others today, but in a different capacity. Today, he is serving and representing the most vulnerable of our population...our senior citizens and the needy.

Fifteen years ago, Eugene Gibbs saw that there was something lacking in his community of Ransom, and that was something for the seniors to do. So Eugene got together with other community members, and began to lobby the local county and state government officials for money to build a senior citizens center.

Although there were many obstacles to overcome, Eugene and the others did not let this deter them. It is because of his effort (and the other community members) today the seniors enjoy the Blackberry/McCarr Senior Citizens Center, a beautiful log cabin facility.

Eugene represents the Blackberry/McCarr Senior Center on the Board of the Pike County Senior Citizens Program, and by virtue of serving on the board, he was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board, and has served in this capacity for eight years.

Eugene is a very outspoken person, and he cares deeply about the seniors of our area. He has been instrumental in securing funding at both the local and state level for the Pike County Senior Citizens Program.

During the week, you will find Eugene at the Blackberry/McCarr Senior Citizens Center volunteering for various tasks which includes driving the van, delivery meals to homebound seniors,doing repair work, taking seniors shopping, or any other chore that is needed.

Eugene is also an active member of the Shriners, and has been instrumental in raising funds to provide transportation for the needy children of our area to the Shriners Hospital for Children which provides treatment for orthopedic problems, cleft lip/palate, burn care, or spinal cord injuries.

He has also raised funds to provide food baskets for the needy in our area, and has done this for the past twelve years.

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Prize Description

The National Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $5,000 donation, courtesy of Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network. Each Local Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $500 donation. All Winners will receive a certificate and a spot in the Contest’s “Wall of Fame” here on in recognition of their outstanding service.

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