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Re-Entry Council Volunteer Receives Cumberland Cares Award

May 18, 2021, 13:00 PM by Claudia Sievers

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners presented Demetria Murphy the Cumberland County Cares Award at their regular meeting May 17 in recognition of her volunteer work in the community.

Murphy is a member of the Fayetteville Cumberland Re-Entry Council and her volunteer work with the council helps men and women who have been through the judicial system make a positive re-integration into society. The council provides support and resources to help individuals obtain employment or education opportunities.

As a member of the Fayetteville Cumberland Re-Entry Council, Murphy also founded the Youth Diverse Intervention Group. This group is working to help promote positive influence and actions in the lives of young people. Murphy also volunteers with the Veterans Empowering Veterans Organization and helped organize a much-needed food bank.

“Ms. Murphy has certainly made a positive impact on our community,” said Vice Chairman Glenn Adams. “The individual who nominated Murphy for the Cumberland Cares Award described her as a unique and inspiring young woman who speaks passionately about her volunteer efforts and her efforts to help those who are looking for a second chance in life.”

The Cumberland Cares Award was established in 2007 and recognizes a Cumberland County individual, group or agency that has made an outstanding contribution toward a better quality of life for Cumberland County’s citizens. For more information, or to submit a nomination, contact the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners at 910-678-7771 or visit co.cumberland.nc.us/commissioners.

Watch the Meeting
The May 17 commissioners’ meeting can be viewed on the county’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/CumberlandCountyNC. Cumberland County Board of Commissioners meetings air live and are replayed on CCNC-TV (Spectrum Cable Channel 5).