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Local earns Hometown Hero award

Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Local Louisa Resident Rachel Jones of Zion Crossroads receives Virginia Hometown Hero Award from Allen and Allen Law firm.

Although she’s busy taking care of her two children and husband, Jones still finds time to give back to the community. She’s program director of Zion United Methodist Church and was one of the teachers who helped the Zion Christian Children’s Center get off the ground five years ago. Rachel also coordinates the 4-H Horse Program and is involved with Boy and Girl Scouts.

This caring mom worked as a 911 Dispatcher with Louisa County Sherriff’s office and is a former police officer with the City of Charlottesville. She organizes many local programs including a School Safety Program and is responsible for bringing a women’s self-defense class to the community. Some days she even has a sidekick, her certified therapy dog, Molly, who visits local schools, hospitals and nursing homes with her.