In an initiative by the City of Portage la Prairie, Mayor Sharilyn Knox recently recognized Margaret McNutt-Reichelt as November's Volunteer of the Month. This monthly tribute aims to shine a light on individuals making a difference in the community. Mayor Knox shares.

"Every month on the 15th, we honour a volunteer in the community," Knox explains. "This is the second time that we've done it since we implemented this initiative. We just felt it was a great way to showcase people making a difference in our city."

Active in fundraising at First Presbyterian Church, she serves as the Kitchen Leader at their Soup Kitchen, dedicating time twice a week. Beyond local efforts, she crafts quilts for children in impoverished countries through the MCC Furniture Shop.

The mayor explains that McNutt-Reichelt's impact is felt daily at the Soup Kitchen, where she tirelessly assists community members in need. Her extraordinary interactions and welcoming spirit make her a true local hero.

As the City of Portage continues to honour its outstanding volunteers, McNutt-Reichelt stands as a beacon of compassion, proving that one person can indeed make a profound difference. Mayor Knox emphasizes this point.

"We know that volunteers are what make our city tick," Knox notes. "Without them, we wouldn't have the programs and the services and the help for people in need that we do. So, we're just excited to celebrate those people."


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