DERRY — The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center, is celebrating two of its volunteers who made an impact on their agency this year.

Barbara Mee has been a long time volunteer, offering items to support teen parents and their young children, to make their lives better. Mee, along with colleagues at Londonderry High, have done clothing and item drives, and provided books for children to promote literacy.

Mee also supported a summer program for the FROG, families offering a financial donation, which allowed families to participate in summer field trips. 

Angie Wiesmann was recognized as a hero for The Upper Room, taking on the volunteer position as auction chairman job three years ago, elevating the organization's ability to improve on the annual event and raise necessary money to keep the Upper Room's mission going.

The women were among others honored recently in Concord at the Spirit of New Hampshire Awards event.

“The Upper Room has 90-plus volunteers who take the work seriously," said Upper Room Executive Director Brenda Guggisberg. "They run our food pantries, donate time to fundraisers, offer childcare to programs, offer mentoring and support to adolescents, provide administrative support, building maintenance, and make up a stellar board of directors."

Guggisberg added the without support from volunteers, the agency would not run as efficiently.

"It is a pleasure to be honored with the gifts that the above mentioned volunteers have given to us this year, and to all who give to us year round," Guggisberg said. “Nonprofits rely on multiple sources to get the work done, and Volunteer New Hampshire Spirit Awards offers an evening each year for those agencies to recognize and celebrate the gifts of those who donate hundreds and thousands of hours to better the lives of communities in New Hampshire."

To learn more about The Upper Room, visit URteachers.org.

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